Indo-Canadian gang war continues in Vancouver
Incidents of gun violence involving NRI youths have resurfaced once again, leaving one person dead in shootout.Updated: Oct 07, 2005 11:44 IST
Incidents of gun violence involving Indo-Canadian youths have resurfaced once again here, leaving one person dead and two injured in separate shootouts.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) found the body of 27-year-old Hardev Singh Sidhu slumped in a car in Grosvenor Road in Surrey Sep 30, reports the South Asian Observer.
In the other incident, a 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were wounded in gunfire. RCMP investigators are looking for four suspects, described as Indo-Canadians in their early 20s.
Police said the shootings were not connected, though they took place just a few blocks apart.
Sidhu is believed to have been involved in drug trade.
Nearly 100 people have been killed in gun violence since 1990 and most of the cases remain unsolved.
The government has responded to the violence by forming the Integrated Gang Task Force comprising 63 police officers.
First Published: Oct 07, 2005 11:44 IST