Family of 2016 homicide victim, Calgary police continue to seek information in targeted shooting
Louie Anjelo Mojica’s step-father pleaded with the public Friday for answers about the 2016 homicide victim’s death, saying it’s important as his young son grows up.
“I really want his son to have all his questions answered when he asks them in the future,” Marc Tremblay said in a joint news conference with police.
“It’s very hard for all of us to get any closure without knowing what happened, especially for his mother and his little boy.”
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A homicide investigation was launched soon after officers found 27-year-old Mojica severely injured in the front seat of a car on Panamount Way N.W. in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.
He had been shot several times and was later declared dead at the scene. Police say the shooting was targeted.
Tremblay said this past year has been extremely hard for the family, as he reflected on his step-son’s love of family, celebrations and reading.
“It’s hard when it happens and gets harder as time goes on,” he said, adding that he felt compelled to speak out about the investigation, hoping someone would come forward with information to help police.
On the night of the shooting, a witness reported seeing two vehicles flee the scene early that morning: a dark-coloured minivan and a dark-coloured Mazda 3 sedan.
Through tips from the public and surveillance video, investigators have confirmed one of those vehicle used by the offenders was a mid-2000s, dark-blue Ford Freestar van.
“The way this was orchestrated, it’s pretty clear it was a planned attack,” Acting Staff Sgt. Kurt Jacons said.
“In the location and the timing, without getting into the specifics, investigators are confident that this was a planned attack.”
Police said at the time that Mojica was known to police, but didn’t offer any more details.
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As police continue to try to determine the motive behind the shooting, they ask anyone with information on the attack or may have seen the vehicle in the area at the time of the shooting to contact them at 403-266-1234, the homicide tip line at 403-428-8877 or to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously.
— With files from Jodi Hughes
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