Seeking Public Assistance - CPS & EPS homicide investigations
The Calgary Police Service, in partnership with the Edmonton Police Service, is seeking the public’s assistance in relation to the September 2016 shooting deaths of Cuc LUNG and Quang TRAN in Calgary, and the shooting death of Phu PHAN in Edmonton a few weeks later.
It is believed the two shooting incidents are connected, however, a motive is not yet known. By the nature of the shootings, it is believed they were targeted attacks and that there is no ongoing danger to the general public.
At approximately 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, LUNG, 34, and TRAN, 38, returned to their residence in the 0-100 block of Redstone Manor N.E., when they were shot while sitting in their vehicle by unknown suspects. LUNG’s five-year-old son was also in the car at the time of the shooting, however, he was uninjured.
TRAN died at the scene and LUNG was transported to hospital where she died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.
At approximately 8 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, emergency crews responded to reports of a shooting in the area of 171 Avenue and 126 Street, in the Edmonton community of Rapperswill, where PHAN, 30, was found deceased in the driveway of his residence. He died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. He was Edmonton’s 35th homicide victim of 2016.
Investigators in both Calgary and Edmonton need the public’s assistance in confirming the identity the following person of interest who they believe has information in relation to the deaths of LUNG, TRAN and PHAN.
Information on two additional persons of interest, photographed below, is also being sought in connection with the incidents.
Anyone in Calgary with information about the LUNG, TRAN and PHAN homicides or the men in the photos is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the Homicide Unit Tip Line at 403-428-8877. Tips can also be left anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers using any of the following methods:
Alternatively, Edmontonians with information about the men are asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.