Edmonton has been rocked by a spike of Sikh killings since the beginning of November.
The death of 24-year-old Sanraj Singh due to gunshot wounds in Edmonton province comes latest in the series of Sikhs killings in Canada.
The death of 24-year-old Sanraj Singh due to gunshot wounds in Edmonton comes latest in the series of Sikhs killings in Canada.
Police said they responded to reports of gunshots at 51 Street and 13 Avenue at approximately 8:40 pm on December 3. Upon arrival, they found a male sitting in a vehicle with gunshot wounds.
Singh was given CPR by Edmonton police until paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead.
The Edmonton Medical Examiner on December 7 completed an autopsy and identified him as Sanraj Singh, 24. “The cause of death was gunshot wounds, and the manner of death is homicide,” an Edmonton Police statement said.
Homicide investigators have released images of a vehicle of interest that was seen leaving the area at the time of the homicide. They are requesting anyone with information about the vehicle to contact them.
The national homicide rate in Canada rose by three per cent in 2021, according to Statistics Canada with police services reporting 788 homicides in the country.
“These incidents have a significant impact, not only on the family and friends of the victim, but the entire community,” Sgt Timothy Pierotti of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.