Calgary, AB,
07
May
2020
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23:58
America/Denver

Charges laid in April 2020 shooting

One man is facing 31 firearms charges after a shooting that occurred last month on a busy roadway.

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, at approximately 8 p.m., four people were traveling in a vehicle on 104 Avenue N.E., near Metis Trail N.E., when they were shot at by the occupant of another vehicle. The offending vehicle fled the scene, however no injuries were reported as result of the shooting.

Police identified a potential suspect and began investigating. On Saturday, May 2, 2020, investigators arrested one man and conducted search warrants on two vehicles and a residence located in Saddle Ridge.

At the time of arrest, the suspect was carrying an illegally acquired Glock firearm loaded with a modified high-capacity magazine.

Jaskaran Singh SIDHU, 20, of Calgary has since been charged with 31 offences including discharge of a firearm with intent to endanger life, unauthorized possession of a firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a weapon contrary to a court order. SIDHU will next appear in court on June 26, 2020.

“We are extremely lucky that no members of the public were injured during this shooting,” says Staff Sergeant Greg Cooper of the Calgary Police Service Guns and Gangs Unit. “We are committed to ensuring that anyone who creates a risk to the safety of our community is held accountable.”

The Calgary Police Service is committed to ensuring that Calgary remains a safe place to live. Addressing the increased violence and shootings in Calgary is a priority for CPS and is being addressed by several areas of the Service through investigations, enforcement and suppression.

Anyone with information about firearms offences is asked to call police at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

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