Ottawa, November 11 (Language) An Indian-origin Sikh man and his 11-year-old son were shot dead amid increasing gang violence in Edmonton, Canada.
It is being told that Harpreet Singh Uppal (41), the Sikh killed in the violence, was a notorious figure in the field of organized crime in Canada.
Edmonton Police Service Acting Superintendent Colin Derksen told reporters Friday that Uppal and his son were shot to death in broad daylight outside a gas station Thursday afternoon.
Uppal’s son’s friend was also in the car at the time of the shooting, but he was not injured in the attack.
Dirksen said police did not know whether the attackers knew there were children in the car when they opened fire.
“But what we do know is that when the shooter or shooters realized there was (Uppal’s) son in the car, they deliberately shot him,” the Edmonton Journal quoted Derksen as saying.
He said that at one time killing children was taboo and gang members avoided crossing this line, but now the situation is changing.
Police have not made the name of Uppal’s son public. No one has been arrested yet in this case.
According to the news of ‘CBC News’, Uppal was accused of many charges including cocaine possession and smuggling. The hearing in this case started on April 2024.