EDMONTON – Splatters of dried blood marked the pavement where a man was found shot in central Edmonton Thursday morning.
Just before 6 a.m., several people called 911 to report a weapons complaint. Officers converged on 97 St., north of 111 Ave., where they found an injured 26-year-old man.
“We found the gentleman in the meridian between the north and southbound lanes, suffering from a gunshot wound,” said EPS Acting Insp. Malcolm Allan.
The victim was taken to the nearby Royal Alexandra Hospital in serious condition.
“Fortunately for him, the best trauma medicine in the world is three blocks away. He’s currently being treated. He’s, so far, expected to survive,” Insp. Allen said.
The victim was quickly sedated, so officers received limited information from him.
Edmonton police say several people saw two suspects run from the scene.
It was reported to police that two men entered the home and shot the resident before fleeing.
“There were a number of witnesses who saw some element, some parts of this, so we’re working with them to gather, put it all together like a puzzle.” Insp. Allen said.
No arrests have been made. The street was taped off between 111 Ave. and 112 Ave. because of a trail of blood between a nearby home and the median where the victim was found.
“There’s a significant amount of blood in and out of the house, so where it leads, we’ll leave that to them,” added Insp. Allen. “We bring in the experts who have the more training and expertise, to see something that perhaps we don’t see.”
Detectives are interviewing witnesses to try to determine what happened. The shooting is not believed to be random. There are no suspect descriptions at this time.
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