Police in Canada have made public photos and video of persons who are suspected to have killed Harpreet Singh Uppal, an Indian-origin man described in some media reports as “gang member”. Uppal and his 11-year-old son were shot dead on November 9, 2023 in Edmonton, Alberta.
The Edmonton Police has posted the CCTV footage with an aim to generate more information from the public. The video has been posted on social media platform X (formerly Twitter).
“Police release video of suspects and vehicle in southside shooting: EPS is releasing video and images of the suspects and their vehicle in hopes of generating additional information related to the shooting deaths of a father and son last Thursday,” says the post.
Police release video of suspects and vehicle in southside shooting: EPS is releasing video and images of the suspects and their vehicle in hopes of generating additional information related to the shooting deaths of a father and son last Thursday.https://t.co/Guh50ivlcH pic.twitter.com/6Luka7qdgz
— Edmonton Police (@edmontonpolice) November 13, 2023
On their official website, the police have described the incident as it happened on November 9. The police website said that the incident took place in the area of 50 Street and Ellerslie Road in Edmonton. After the shooting, medics arrived at the seen but Uppal and his son succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The police have said that there was another 11-year-old boy inside the vehicle. He ran away when the shooting broke out and was not injured.
Reports in Canadian media have said that Uppal had ties with ‘Brothers Keeper’ gang.
“It was reported to police that the suspects arrived in a black BMW SUV. The two then exited their vehicle, ran towards Uppal’s white SUV, fired a weapon and fled the scene,” said Edmonton Police on their website.
“We are hopeful that releasing this photo and video clip will help someone recall seeing the vehicle and/or suspects before or after the shooting,” says Staff Sergeant Rob Bilawey as quoted on the official website.
“Sometimes a seemingly insignificant detail can be immensely helpful to our investigation, and we encourage anyone with information they believe may be related to this shooting to call us.”
Uppal’s killing has come amid diplomatic row between Canada and India after Canadian PM Justin Trudeau alleged that ‘Indian agents’ were behind the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Nijjar’s killing.
Nijjar was killed on June 19 this year outside a Gurdwara in Surrey.
(With inputs from agencies)