For nearly a decade, a deadly gang war tore through the streets of Calgary. Twenty-five lives were lost, including one innocent bystander and numerous gang associates between 2002 and 2009.
The gang originated in the 1990s but after a dispute, the groups broke up into two – the Fresh Off the Boat (FOB) and the Fresh Off the Boat Killers (FK) – and the war bloody war began. However, the majority of events went unnoticed by the public, until the notorious 2009 Bolsa triple murder that shook the town. The Calgary police have been kept busy to this day investigating the crimes committed by this war. Two task forces, dozens of arrests, plea deals, gang members turning against each other and testimonies from convicted felons are all what it took to finally take down Calgary's deadliest gang war. But, is it really all over?
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Dhillon Gurjinder as a gang associate. Gurjinder was not a gang associate. The Calgary Journal sincerely regrets the error.
- By Courtney Ingram