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.
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:
— Dylan Wee (@dylanw422) July 24, 2016
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.
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.
Stay safe out there, everyone
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.