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Sikh father and 11-year-old son shot to death in Canada

A Sikh father and his 11-year-old son were shot and killed in Canada. According to the Edmonton Journal, police believe the fatal shooting was targeted.

Harpreet Singh Uppal, 41, and his son were shot on Thursday afternoon outside of a gas station just one block away from a day care. Police believe the shooter or shooters followed Uppal and the gas station.

According to CBC, Uppal and his son were shot inside the vehicle. When emergency responders arrived at the scene near 50th Street and Ellerslie Road, the father and son were in medical distress. Both died at the scene.

While it is unclear whether the suspect(s) knew children were in the car when they began following Uppal, police say they were aware the boy was with Uppal when they shot him. The boy’s friend managed to run away and survived the shooting with no injuries.

“But what we do know, sadly, is that once the shooter or the shooters learned that the son was there, they intentionally shot and killed him,” EPS acting Supt. Colin Derksen said, according to the Edmonton Journal.

Police believe that the shooting was gang-related. According to CBC, they considered Uppal a higher-up in the Edmonton gang and drug scene. He had previously been shot at while eating dinner with his family in October 2021.

No arrests have been made as of Friday.

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