The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is releasing video and images of the suspects and their vehicle in hopes of generating additional information related to the shooting deaths of a father and son last Thursday.
On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at approximately 12 p.m., Southeast Branch patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting outside of a business in the area of 50 Street and Ellerslie Road.
Upon arrival, responding officers located 41-year-old Harpreet Singh Uppal and his 11-year-old son in medical distress. EMS responded, however, both Uppal and his son succumbed to their injuries on scene. A third vehicle occupant, another 11-year-old boy not related to Uppal or his son, fled the vehicle immediately after the shooting and was not physically injured.
It was reported to police that the suspects arrived in a black BMW SUV. The two then exited their vehicle, ran towards Uppal’s white SUV, fired a weapon and fled the scene. A photo of the vehicle and a video clip of the suspects and their vehicle are included below.
A short time later, police were notified of a vehicle fire in the area of 34 Street and Township Road 510 (north of Beaumont). At this time, police continue to investigate if the suspect vehicle and burned vehicle, a 2012 black BMW X6, are the same. No one was located inside the vehicle and no injuries have been reported as a result of the fire.
EPS Homicide Section continues to investigate, and autopsies have been scheduled for Monday, Nov. 13 and Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023.
“We are hopeful that releasing this photo and video clip will help someone recall seeing the vehicle and/or suspects before or after the shooting,” says Staff Sergeant Rob Bilawey with the EPS Homicide Section. “Sometimes a seemingly insignificant detail can be immensely helpful to our investigation, and we encourage anyone with information they believe may be related to this shooting to call us.”
Police continue to ask any witnesses or individuals with security or dash camera footage that was active in the area at the time to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250