UPDATED: Shots Fired in Northeast Edmonton • One Male in Serious Condition, One Female Injured by Two Male Suspects

At least two people have been shot in Northeast Edmonton within the past hour.

UPDATE: 10:50 PM, July 24 — The EPS is looking for witnesses. View their media release here.

Shortly after 9:30 PM tonight, Edmontonians around the Northeast Edmonton area noticed at least 20 police cruisers heading to an area around 82 Street between the Yellowhead highway and 134 Avenue.

A women was shot in the hand, and a man was shot in the head and chest. Their names have not been released at this time.

One local man has informed Janet French with the Edmonton Journal that “the man who was shot in the head and chest was not breathing”, but reports say he is in serious condition and still alive. They have both been rushed to the hospital.

The EPS reported in a statement released moments ago that two black males fled the scene and began shooting at the police. Their vehicle (gold minivan) was found abandoned in the 129 Avenue and 69 Street area.

Police at the scene, blocking traffic.. // @wusterfive
Police at the scene, blocking traffic. // @wusterfive
Suspects were captured:

Since then, the two male suspects have been located and captured. Police are not looking for any other suspects.

Dorian Barnes, a local living in the area stated:

There was kids screaming and tires squealing, then two police were chasing a van. The sliding door of the van opened up and shots were fired at the cops.

Footage of police rushing to the scene:

UPDATE, 1:00 AM:

The Edmonton Police Service has since released a media report stating that this incident was spread over the course of roughly two hours, in three separate scenes.

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No officers were injured during this incident.

Investigators continue to canvas areas near the scenes of last night’s shootings.

Thank you for all that you do, officers.

Featured image taken by @CotyStory.


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  • Andrew Stewart
    July 23, 2016 at 11:30 PM
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    We where outside having some beers nearby when the cops came by and told us to get indoors and lock the place down. Apparently they cornered the perp here in kilarney

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  • June Duplessis
    July 23, 2016 at 11:30 PM
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    I saw all the police stopped at different locations and my first thought was who got shot.so sorry that someone may have died.may he rest in peace

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  • Rose Krezanoski
    July 23, 2016 at 11:56 PM
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    Drove by this earlier. Heaviest police presence I have ever seen at least 3 cop cars at every intersection on 82st, swat, helicopter

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    • Rose Krezanoski
      July 24, 2016 at 12:04 AM
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      i was actually driving down 167 ave east when 8 cops flew past towards 82st .. and an ambulance first thing i thought was someone got shot, no idea i would be driving through that on my way home…lots of civilians were out on the streets everywhere. was pretty slow going through there… was kinda wild.

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  • Hayley Mijajlovic
    July 23, 2016 at 11:59 PM
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    Maybe if the fucking judges did something about punishment this shit would stop, that’s who you need to look at

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    • Hayley Mijajlovic
      July 24, 2016 at 1:01 AM
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      You are correct, BUT the judges enforce the punishment, if there’s a slight bit of a deterrent, just even a remote little bit of deterrent, that’s what we need. Now that the police have decided to wait a few days for them to go and investigate break and enters in your house, that to me is just an invitation for people to go and break into houses LOL does nobody else see this?? The laws in this country, and in Canada, are not being followed and there are laws to outline how much time they should be given as punishments but instead judges can’t be assed to go and do their job properly, hence why child molesters get out in just a years, murderers like nut job Vince Lee gets out in 5 to 8 and is allowed to change his name?! you tell me where the deterrent is?

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    • Lisa Jamieson
      July 24, 2016 at 3:52 PM
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      Um a few things. First if you look at states that have the death penalty (arguably the largest deterrent for committing a crime), they have some of the highest murder rates, which shows punishment as deterrence doesn’t work. Second, risk need responsivity is what should determine sex offender releases. The truth is most sex offenders will get out at some point, I would rather they have treatment based on their assessed risk, than just have them serve long sentences without treatment and be released. Risk need responsivity is the idea that offenders who have low risk shouldn’t be given long serious sentences because it actually increases their risk to reoffend. Lastly, Vince Lee was found to be suffering from a mental illness and therefore was Not Criminally Responsible for his crime. He was given treatment and has treatment conditions for his release. He has supports in the community who monitor him and make sure he is complying to his treatment conditions. His risk of reoffending is minimal.

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    • Hayley Mijajlovic
      July 24, 2016 at 4:25 PM
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      mental or not…he should spend a sentence in a mental hospital for several years perhaps life like the one he took? no one is there to even make sure he is taking his meds or anything but I’m not going to get off topic here about what this is really about, maybe need to look at stats as well from places where you cut off peoples hands for stealing and see what those are like definitely deterrents. It almost sounds like you think judges are too harsh

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  • Vanessa Bjorklund
    July 23, 2016 at 11:32 PM
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    Police told us to get indoors when we saw police cruisers speeding around our block, then helicopters circled. There were at least 4 cars on our street.

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  • July 25, 2016 at 1:22 AM
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    At the end of the day, all that really matters is that black lives matter, even when they a shooting at police officers.

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