Punjabi origin gangster Amarpreet Samra alias Chakki, 28, was reportedly shot dead in Vancouver, Canada, in the early hours of Sunday as he was leaving a wedding.
According to reports in the local Vancouver Sun newspaper, Samra was on the dance floor at Fraserview Banquet Hall with other guests less than 30 minutes before he was killed on Fraser Street at around 1:30 am.
Samra was reportedly with the ‘UN gang’ and, according to sources, was shot by men belonging to a rival gang called the ‘Brothers Keeper Group’.
According to Canadian media reports, police officer Tania Visintin confirmed the murder, saying police had received a call to her helpline number after Samra was shot and immediately rushed to the scene. They tried to save him by giving him CPR until paramedics arrived, but he died instantly.
Police called on people to provide information about the attackers. “Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Vancouver Police Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500,” a police statement read. A Vancouver-based NRI from jalandharwho wishes to remain anonymous, said the indian express that Samra had come to the wedding along with her brother Ravinder. The NRI said the killers even set Samra’s vehicle on fire.
“One of the wedding guests said that some people were moving around the venue and that they were the killers,” the NRI said, adding that Samra had been involved in various crimes in Canada over the past few years.
Samra was reportedly in the top 10 gangsters of the UN gang. In April this year, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Combined Forces-British Columbia Special Enforcement Unit released a list of 11 feared criminals with nine Punjabi gang members including Samra.
Both brothers are involved in drug trafficking in the United States and Canada. They both have big business interests with their rival gangs, which include the Brothers, the Guardian group, the Wolfpack, and the Red Scorpion group.