A prominent Calgary mobster has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting just east of the city Friday.
RCMP confirmed that 39-year-old Trong Minh Nguyen, onetime leader of the FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) gang, was killed in a targeted attack in Langdon, Alta., that afternoon.
A video of the shooting is circulating online.
In the footage, a vehicle driven by Nguyen pulls into the driveway of a home on Boulder Creek Way in the village of Alberta. Two men are then seen approaching the driver’s side of the vehicle from the front and rear before shooting into the driver’s side window.
The footage shows another victim – a 39-year-old woman who, according to police, was transported to a hospital in life-threatening conditions – leaving the car and walking towards the house.
The shooters then get in and drive off in a car described by police as a black 2019 Dodge Ram.
RCMP said the suspects may have been seen in Langdon, Strathmore or Chestermere between September 30, 2022 and October 7, 2022.
RCMP later found the suspect vehicle abandoned and wrecked.
“The suspect vehicle that we believe was involved was located later this evening completely engulfed in flames,” said Cpl. Lacey Blair in an interview.
Imprisonment and release
The FOB gang was engaged in a year-long turf war with rival gang the FOB Killers that resulted in at least 25 deaths.
In 2018, Nguyen was convicted of conspiring to murder Vinh Tung Truong, a rival gang member, in 2012. First at a cemetery and then at the Calgary Courts Centre.
Nguyen was sentenced to 10½ years in prison, but with the time he had already served, Nguyen had 3½ years left to serve.
He was released in April this year after completing his prison sentence.
At the time, police issued a public warning confirming he lived in the Strathmore area and suggesting people keep their distance from him.
RCMP have no suspects in custody and no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.