Man taken to hospital after shooting in downtown Edmonton

Tues., May 29, 2018

EDMONTON—A man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after an altercation between several men erupted in gunfire late Monday night in downtown Edmonton, police say.

According to a release, at 10:45 p.m., the Downtown division beat officers “heard what they believed to be gunfire in the area of 104 Street and 100 Avenue.”

The scene of a late-night shooting near the Red Arrow bus station in Edmonton Monday.
Police cars at the scene of a late-night shooting in Edmonton Monday that left a man with life-threatening injuries.
Police cars at the scene of a late-night shooting in Edmonton Monday that left a man with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told StarMetro they heard six gunshots around the vicinity of the Red Arrow bus station.

Police arrived to find an injured 22-year-old man, who was treated and transported to hospital.

The release states that the incident was not random and they are searching for the shooters.

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At this point “public safety is not believed to be at risk.”

In an email Red Arrow vice-president Dean Wright wrote: “We are co-operating with authorities and the investigation is ongoing.”

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