EDMONTON – Two men were rushed to hospital Monday night after two separate shootings in north Edmonton.
Police say several men allegedly forced their way into a home in the Rosslyn neighbourhood in the area of 113 A St. and 136 Ave.
The men allegedly forced their way through the back door of the home, searched the residence, and threatened a couple that lived in the home.
During the break-in, a 48-year-old man was shot and suffered a life-threatening injury.
The intruders fled out the back door and were last seen going west in the alley.
The victim was treated by EMS and taken to hospital.
As police were investigating, an SUV drove by the scene about half an hour later. The driver told police his passenger had been shot.
The 22-year-old man was pulled from the SUV and received first aid at the scene before being put on a stretcher and rushed to hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound.
He remains in hospital in critical condition.
The SUV he was in was riddled with several bullets. Police suspect the vehicle was shot at in the area of 132 Avenue and 97 Street, near Queen Elizabeth school.
The Edmonton Police Service’s Homicide Section is investigating the vehicle shooting because of the victim’s condition.
Police do not believe the two shootings are connected. They say the public should not be concerned as they believe the incidents were targeted attacks.
There is currently no descriptions of suspects or vehicles.
© Shaw Media, 2014