CALGARY — Police in Calgary say they are investigating possible links between four recent homicides in the city that could be related to drugs or organized crime.
The latest involves a 23-year-old man who was shot and killed on Tuesday while driving a vehicle in the northeast neighbourhood of Taradale.
Two days earlier, a 49-year-old man was killed in a home in the northwest Hamptons neighbourhood.
Police say four suspects entered the house, targeted the victim and drove away in a small SUV.
On April 3, a 25-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were found shot inside a vehicle in the city’s northeast one was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died in hospital.
Staff Sgt. Colin Chisholm says all the killings occurred within Calgary’s Indo-Canadian community.
Investigators are looking for public information that may connect the cases, he said.
“We’re not thinking necessarily it’s gang-related, but we are open to the possibility that … drugs or organized crime are involved,” Chisholm told a news conference Friday.
“Three homicide incidents, four homicide victims, in less than a month and a half — we would be completely remiss to not look at those possibilities.”