Ruma Amar, 29, was shot at the front entrance to Playtime Bowl and Entertainment on Saturday while standing near the intended target, police said. She was taken to a trauma centre where she died that night.
Police were looking Sunday for three suspects who chased a man into a crowded North York bowling alley Saturday night before gunning him and an innocent woman down inside.
Toronto Police Homicide Detective Robert Choe asks the public for help to ID suspects in the murders of Than Tien Ngo, 32, and Ruma Amar, 29 on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 10:08pm at 33 Samor Road. Info call 416-808-7400 or anonymous Crime Stoppers tips 1-800-222-8477 pic.twitter.com/lMAacMGeq2
— Homicide Squad (@TPSHomicide) 19 March 2018
Police said that at least two men fired several shots into Playtime Bowl & Entertainment, killing the woman, Ruma Amar, and Thanh Tien Ngo, whom they had chased from outside the building.
Ngo, 32, was pronounced dead inside the bowling alley after the shooting. Amar, 29, at the alley with her husband and sister, was struck by gunfire and died hours later in the hospital.
Amar, her husband and sister were trying to leave the building through the front door when the shooting began, homicide Det. Rob Choe said Sunday.Amar did not know Ngo, Choe said.“The shooting was meant for Mr. Ngo,” Choe said.
Amar’s father, Sunil Amar, described his daughter as the “sweetest and kindest soul gone way too soon.”
Her husband Amandeep Luthra said, “She was a beautiful soul.Always helping everyone.”
Luthra said the couple — who married on March 4, 2017 — had just celebrated their one-year anniversary and they both worked at CIBC.
Luthra said Amar had just been promoted at work a week before she was killed.
“I’ve never seen anyone more hardworking. No one,” he said.