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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2022. 4:07 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Police continue to puzzle over the murder of Indian businesswoman Ramandeep Mangat, 29, who was apparently shot to death as she waited for her husband Gurmeet, 34, to finish getting a tacos order from a vendor near the Princess Casino on Friday.

Police today confirmed that they detained Gurmeet Rangat in connection with their investigation and have canvassed the area but so far there are more questions than answers.

Rangat told police, according to Police Department Communications Director Assistant Superintendent of Police Fitzroy Yearwood, that as he was waiting on the order, after five minutes after leaving his wife in the truck, he heard a scream from his wife and dashed up the hill as she tried to exit the vehicle. When he got to the vehicle, he found her bleeding from apparent gunshot wounds and got her back in the vehicle, and drove to the San Ignacio Community Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Officers initially responded to a report of shots fired near the San Ignacio Hotel but found that Gurmeet Mangat had already taken his wife to the hospital.

ASP Yearwood noted that officers detained Gurmeet Mangat “to clear up whatever the investigators believe could put him in the clear,” but as of this morning, the status of the investigation is not clear.

For instance, police are to our knowledge trying to establish who, if anyone, heard the gunfire, or whether the attacker(s) muffled the sound with a silencer or similar device. No expended shells were found on the scene; so, a post-mortem examination must be conducted to determine what caliber weapon was used. They are also collecting surveillance footage from the area as well as talking to potential witnesses, and conducting a background check on the couple.

Those investigations continue.

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