Autopsies complete, no charges to be laid in Cavanagh shooting

Edmonton police say the autopsies of two men who were killed in southwest Edmonton Monday have been completed.

EPS says officers were called to Cavanagh Boulevard SW and Cherniak Way SW – outside a construction site in a residential area – for the report of a shooting around noon on April 8.

When officers arrived at the scene, three men were found suffering from significant injuries.

Paramedics also responded to the scene, at which point they declared two of the men dead, before taking a 51-year-old man to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Tuesday, the Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on 56-year-old Buta Singh, and determined his cause of death to be gunshot wounds.

Singh was the owner of Gill Built Homes and news of his death shocked Edmonton’s South Asian community.

READ MORE: South Asian community shocked following Cavanagh shooting

Wednesday, the Edmonton Medical Examiner completed the autopsy of the other man paramedics declared dead. The autopsy determined his death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 49-year-old’s name will not be released.

Police say due to the results of the autopsy, no charges will be laid “as the suspect is deceased.”

An investigation is ongoing to determine if this incident has any connection to Project Gaslight, an extortion series targeting home builders from South Asian communities. 

Anyone who may have any information is asked to contact investigators at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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