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Detectives believe year's first homicides are linked

Two people who were fatally gunned down in two different neighbourhoodsin the city’s southwest early Wednesday morning knew each other througha drug connection.

Two people who were fatally gunned down in two different neighbourhoods in the city’s southwest early Wednesday morning knew each other through a drug connection, city cops said Thursday.

Cody Lee Johnson, 29 was identified as the city’s first homicide victim of the year after he was found in an Escalade that crashed into a house near 156 Street and 77 Avenue late Tuesday night.

Fernando Alberto Vasquez, 24, was found dead in the middle of a road in McAllister Loop Wednesday morning, about 45 minutes after Johnson’s death.

Detectives believe both cases are linked, but no arrests have been made.

The investigation continues, police said.

 
 
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