Edmonton police have released a photo and surveillance footage of suspects in a gang-related shooting last week that left a father and his 11-year-old son dead.
The boy and his father, Harpreet Singh Uppal, were shot to death around noon Thursday near a gas station in a busy shopping plaza in the area of 50th Street and Ellerslie Road in southeast Edmonton.
Police have said that Uppal, 41, was a high-level gang member involved in drug trafficking and that the killings were targeted.
On Sunday, police released a photo of the suspect vehicle, a black BMW SUV that had been stolen, and a video clip of the suspects and their vehicle.
In a news release, Sgt. Rob Bilawey of the EPS homicide section said police hope sharing the images can help someone remember seeing the van or the suspects before or after Thursday’s shooting.
“Sometimes a seemingly insignificant detail can be a huge help to our investigation, and we encourage anyone with information they believe may be related to this shooting to call us,” Bilawey said.
Watch: Surveillance footage shows suspects in deadly gang-related shooting:
The 34-second clip released Sunday shows the suspects exiting a black van outside a gas station and running out of sight, then running back to their vehicle and driving away.
Police said the suspects ran toward Uppal’s white truck and then fired shots before returning to their truck and driving away.
Uppal and his son died on the spot.
Police told reporters Friday that the boy was not caught in the line of fire but was deliberately killed.
A third person inside the vehicle, an 11-year-old boy who was a friend of the boy who died, fled the vehicle immediately after the shooting and was not injured, police said.
Police have also been investigating a possible link between the shooting and a burned 2012 BMW X6 found on a nearby road. The burning vehicle was found shortly after the murders in the area of 34th Street and Township Road 510, north of Beaumont.
In Sunday’s statement, police said they are continuing to investigate whether the suspect vehicle and the burned vehicle are the same. No one was located inside the vehicle and no injuries were reported as a result of the fire, police said.
Autopsies on the boy and his father are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.
Uppal had a criminal record and was well known to police as a top brass in Edmonton’s gang and drug scene.
In October 2021, he was having dinner with his family, including a nine-year-old boy, at a Royal Pizza in south Edmonton when a man approached a window next to their table and fired repeatedly through the glass. Uppal was injured, but no one else was injured.