Calgary, AB,

New information released about July 2015 homicide

The Calgary Police Service Homicide Unit is releasing new information about a July 2015 homicide and asking the public for assistance with information.

At approximately 3:45 a.m., on Saturday, July 11, 2015, police responded to a call that multiple shots were heard in the 5300 block of Rundlehorn Drive N.E. Police found a vehicle with two occupants inside, both of whom had gunshot wounds. One man was confirmed deceased at the scene and the other was taken to hospital in critical condition. The surviving man remains in hospital.

Following an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the deceased was identified as Steven SHARDA, 20, of Calgary. SHARDA died as a result of the shooting.

Police believe that several people were involved in the incident and are hoping that one or more will come forward to assist police. This homicide is believed to be connected to an ongoing dispute between members of an organized crime group responsible for a number of shooting incidents in 2015, including the death of David QUACH on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.

Investigators are now able to release details about two vehicles believed to be involved in the shooting death of Steven SHARDA.

The first is a black Dodge Ram 1500 truck with a Superman logo on the front grill of the truck. It is believed this truck was used during the shooting and police would like to locate it. Photos of the truck are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Police are also looking for any information in relation to a grey Toyota Camry that was involved in a related shooting on Rundlehorn Drive approximately an hour and a half prior to SHARDA’s death. It is believed this Camry was shot at and sustained damaged. The people inside the car are believed to have been involved in the SHARDA homicide, though their exact involvement has yet to be determined.

The Camry was a rental vehicle and was returned to the rental company with obvious damage. It is believed some of the damage, such as broken windows, was repaired prior to it being returned in an effort to conceal evidence. Investigators are asking for any information about where the car may have been repaired, and who may have done the repairs. Photos of the car and the damage associated to the shooting are available on The City of Calgary Newsroom.

Anyone with information on this incident, the location of the Dodge truck, the location of the repair shop, or the identity of the person who made the repairs, is asked to call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234, or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Case #15285663 / 3575