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Edmonton police looking for suspect vehicle in drive-by

The Edmonton Police Service have charged a 20-year-old man following a drive-by shooting last week.

Just before 11 p.m. on October 19, the EPS Gang Suppression Team was conducting an investigation in the Laurel neighbourhood when officers watched a white SUV slowly drive-by a residence near Mabuhay Park.

According to police, a suspect in the SUV fired multiple gunshots at homes in the area, which were occupied by families, including children.

The officer who observed this scene began pursuing the vehicle, which drove off at a high rate of speed.

EPS Air 1, Tactical Unit, and other police resources were used to track down the SUV.

The suspect vehicle eventually stopped in the area of 30 Street and 15 Avenue. As police approached the vehicle, a suspect stepped out of the passenger seat and pointed a gun at the police officer who was in his vehicle at the time.

This led to the SUV fleeing the scene, and the suspect running off on foot. The suspect was arrested moments later with a handgun located nearby.

Police say that nobody was injured during the incident, and they believe that the shooting was targeted.

“Shootings like this remain a significant public safety concern that we are working diligently to address, and we are thankful that there were no injuries or loss of life that evening,” said Staff Sergeant Eric Stewart with EPS.

Police arrested Parminder Singh and charged him with the following:

  • Pointing a firearm
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Recklessly discharging a firearm
  • Tampering with a serial number
  • Mischief
  • Failure to comply with an order

Singh remains in custody with a court date set in the future.

Police are still looking for the other occupants of the SUV and have released security footage of the incident in the case that the public may help identify them.

Anyone with information on the drive-by are being asked to contact EPS.

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