Jaskeert Kalkat Wiki and Biography
Jaskeert Kalkat a 23-year-old man from Vancouver who has been associated with gang affiliations was killed on Thursday night’s May 13th in a brazen shooting at a busy shopping mall in Burnaby, B.C.
Kalkat, who was born in 1998, was on probation at the time of his death, having been convicted last October of an assault in Surrey in June 2019.
He was also convicted of a December 2017 assault in Vancouver.
Vancouver Brothers Keepers gangster shot dead.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Jaskeert Kalkat was one of the three people struck by gunfire at the Market Crossing shopping complex.
The other two, a man and a woman, survived but suffered what authorities described as severe injuries.
Gangster Jaskeert Kalkat executed in #BurnabyBC last night. More than a dozen shots fired — steps from a restaurant patio where families were having dinner.
Many scared. Few surprised. This sort of violence in #MetroVancouver is now, sadly, expected.
Full coverage on @GlobalBC. pic.twitter.com/DGml63spxh
— Jordan Armstrong (@jarmstrongbc) May 14, 2021
“It’s still early in the investigation but we believe all three were targeted in the shooting,” Sgt. Frank Jang said Friday. Sources said the murder is likely retaliation for the fatal shooting of United Nations gangster Karman Grewal, 28, at Vancouver International Airport on Sunday afternoon.
Kalkat was known to police and investigators believe his gang ties played a role in his murder. “Is this related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict?” Jang said. “The answer is yes, based on the information we have.”
The shots rang out shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13th in a public area littered with innocent bystanders – circumstances similar to several of the other recent shootings in the region, including another in Burnaby last weekend that left one person dead and an innocent man injured.
Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley acknowledged the violence has left many residents on edge, but said the city remains a “safe community.” “We will not tolerate this. This is not who we are as Canadians,” Hurley said. “This cycle of violence must end. Everyone needs the confidence of knowing they’re safe when they go shopping, visit a park or walk on our streets.”
The gang war in the Lower Mainland has become increasingly brazen, with gangsters gunned down outside, toy stores, rec centers, and even Vancouver International Airport.
Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth met with leaders of policing agencies across the region Thursday to identify gaps in the system.