Huffpost Canada Alberta ca

Mac's Shootings Victims Identified As Karanpal Singh Bhangu, Ricky Massin Cenabre

Posted: Updated:
Print

Two convenience store clerks who were killed Friday after a pair of robberies in Edmonton leave behind children and grieving partners.

Karanpal Singh Bhangu, 35, and Ricky Massin Cenabre, 41, were each working alone at separate Mill Woods Mac's stores when they were shot by masked robbers, police said.

Bhangu was hit in the stomach and rushed to hospital, but later died of his injuries.

Cenabre's body was discovered when a delivery man found a trail of blood leading to a storage room at the second store. Cenabre was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bhangu's widow 'in shock'

Bhangu and his six-year-old son, Royce, immigrated to Edmonton from India to be with Bhangu's wife, Kiran, a few months ago.

Staff at Edmonton's Progressive Academy, where Kiran works as a kindergarten teacher, have started a GoFundMe page to support the family.

karanpal bhangu
Bhangu, left, and his family. (Photo: GoFundMe)

“[Kiran]'s in shock. There are just a million different things going through her head," David Eifert, the principal of Progressive Academy, told Global News.

Cenabre 'very family-oriented'

Cenabre, who was originally from the Philippines, had been living in Canada with his common-law wife and a teenaged son for about four or five years.

"He was a good person, quiet. During our conversations, he said when he gets his permanent residency, he was going to enlist in the military,'' Ephraim Holganza, who knew Cenabre through the Filipino community, said.

ricky cenabre
Ricky Cenabre. (Photo: GoFundMe)

A second GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to support Cenabre's family. The campaign page described the father as a "humble and very family-oriented person who just wanted a good life in Canada."

Suspects charged

Three suspects in the shootings were charged with first-degree murder Saturday, Edmonton police said.

Laylin Delorme, 24, Colton Steinhauer, 27, and a 13-year-old boy, who can't be named due to his age, were arrested Friday. All three have criminal records, according to police.

"This was a barbaric and gratuitous act of violence upon two innocent persons resulting in a senseless loss of life," Edmonton police Chief Rod Knecht said after the shootings.

He went on to describe the crimes as "over-the-top violence, absolutely unnecessary, gratuitous — evil."

No court date has been set for the suspects.

With files from The Canadian Press

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Ottawa Shooting Anniversary
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

'Unnecessary, gratuitous, evil': 2 clerks shot to death in Edmonton ...

South Edmonton armed robberies leave 2 Mac's workers dead - CBC

'Barbaric' killings rock Edmonton; police arrest 13-year-old and two ...

GoFundMe page created to help the families of the victim's in ...

Edmonton mass murder: Victims identified, all died of gunshot ... - CBC

Two dead after violent armed robberies | CTV Edmonton News

South Edmonton armed robberies leave 2 Mac's workers dead ...

2 adults, 1 boy charged with 1st-degree murder in Edmonton Mac's shootings

Reward remains for Edmonton Mac's store clerk was gunned down 10 years ago

Edmontonians pay respects to murdered Mac's store employees