2 men arrested in Alberta cold case murder
CALGARY- RCMP said Friday they have arrested and charged two men in connection with the 2007 shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Chestermere, Alta.
“These arrests are as a result of several years of investigation, perseverance, attention to detail and team work between our various RCMP units,” said Inspector Derek Williams, Officer in Charge of the Alberta RCMP Major Crime Unit in southern Alberta.
Mounties said Pirtpal Singh Jhajj was shot and killed in Chestermere on May 12, 2007. The Calgary man was one of two men found suffering from gunshot wounds near 17 Avenue and 52 Street S.E. in Calgary, but RCMP believe they were shot on Highway 1 near Chestermere. Jhajj was rushed to hospital where he later died while a second man suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Thirty-year-old Sanjit Ranhu of Drumheller has been charged with first-degree murder and two counts of discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life. Twenty-nine-year-old Amaritpal Singh of Surrey, B.C. is charged with first-degree murder. Both men are in custody and will appear in court at a later date.
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