Last Sunday, four members of a Sikh family were found dead in an apartment on Wyndtree Drive in West Chester Twp. Here's how the week unfolded, beginning with the initial 911 call:
Sunday, April 28
• A man, later identified as Gurpreet Singh, calls 911 saying four of his family members, including his wife, were found laying on the floor of an apartment on Wyndtree in the Lakefront at West Chester complex.
Monday, April 29
• West Chester police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations search the apartment, surrounding grounds and a nearby pond.
• Members of a temple where three of the four people slain in West Chester Twp. attended mourning the family's loss. Jasminder Singh, president of the executive committee from Guru Nanak Society Sikh Gurudwara Sahib of Greater Cincinnati, talked to the media about the family.
• 911 tape is released. The Gurpreet Singh was panicked and frantic, screaming for help as he was on the phone with emergency dispatchers.
Tuesday, April 30
• West Chester police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations continue their search at apartment, surrounding grounds and nearby pond.
• A Lakefront at West Chester resident talks to the media about the shooting, saying he lives about a few dozen feet away from the lake where investigators were searching. Rick Kavorsky said he “could see them holding something, carrying something up the the shore and they put it in a white bucket.”
“They picked something up, and they took a bunch of measurements,” he said. “One of the guys was walking with a metal detector and all of a sudden looked up and shouted, and everybody rushed towards him.”
Karvosky didn’t see what investigators found.
• The names of the victims are released by the Butler County Coroner’s office: Hakiakat Singh Pannag, 59, his wife, Parmjit Kaur, 62, their daughter, Shalinderjit Kaur, 39 and Parmjit Kaur’s sister, Amarjit Kaur, 58.
Wednesday, May 1
• Police release radio traffic from the night of the shooting. One of the officers said there was "a good amount of blood" in the living room where two of the bodies were found. In the last transmission released by police had an officer also say, “We have four victims, there’s no signs of life.”
• A husband and wife who knew the family, and own an India grocery store, talked to the Journal-News about feeling unsafe in the days after the shooting of their neighbors, people they know.
• Hakiakat Singh Pannag and Parmjit Kaur were to visit India at the beginning of May.
Thursday, May 2
• West Chester Police release body cam videos from three responding officers. It shows the officers driving to the apartment complex, running toward the apartment building, and stops right before they enter the apartment.
• West Chester Twp. Trustee Lee Wong tells the Journal-News, “We’ll get to the bottom of this.”
Friday, May 3
• Trustees announce they’ll honor the family at its Tuesday trustees meeting. Trustees invited leaders of the Guru Nanak Society of Greater Cincinnati on Tylersville Road to speak and pray at the 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday.
• West Chester Police execute a search warrant at a property on Autumn Woods Lane. Township spokeswoman Barb Wilson said she could not get into specifics, but only would say they are continuing to gather evidence and follow leads.
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