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Police seeks help identifying suspect in murder of Punjab woman in Canada

A deadly shooting on Dec. 3 outside a Petro-Canada gas station in Mississauga, Ontario, claimed the life of 21-year-old Brampton resident Pawanpreet Kaur.

Kaur, originally from Punjab, was shot multiple times by an unknown suspect outside the gas station where she worked, fatally killing her. According to Tribune Indiathe victim left for Canada on a student visa when she was 18.

Kaur’s parents expressed regret for sending their daughter to Canada.

“Why did we send her at a young age to get her degree? We should have kept her here with us,” Jasveer Kaur, the victim’s mother, said, according to CTV News Toronto

The report added that Kaur’s relatives in Canada are coordinating with the police, who have since released more information about what transpired that Saturday night.

According to The Spec, the suspect was seen through security cameras walking on foot and riding a maroon-colored Sportek Ridgerunner mountain bicycle in the hours leading up to the fatal shooting. 

In a video released by the Peel Regional Police, Inspector Todd Leach, the officer in charge of Kaur’s case, provided key information on the suspect and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

“Through extensive video canvasing and witness interviews, investigators have determined that the suspect was on foot in the vicinity of the homicide scene three hours prior to the shooting,” Leach said in the video.

He added that the suspect wore a three-quarter-length dark jacket with a hood, dark winter boots, dark pants, and white gloves.

The bicycle used by the suspect has since been located and seized. Authorities believe the bicycle may have been stolen property.

“Police are appealing for anyone who may have a similar bike to check and ensure you are still in possession of it,” Leach said.

Global News reports that the suspect was seen running away from the gas station following the shooting, heading west across Creditview Road, west on Britannia Road, and west on Camgreen Circle.

The police are seeking help from those who were in line for the car wash at the gas station and nearby KFC drive-thru to come forward if they have dashboard camera footage that could help the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 905-453-2121 ext. 3205 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

“We just want justice for our daughter. We won’t get our daughter back, so we just want the killer to be found. The daughter we raised will never come back to us,” Devinder Singh, Kaur’s father, told Tribune India.

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