4 people shot and 4 people stabbed in Edmonton on New Year’s Day
EDMONTON – Four people were taken to hospital just hours after the start of 2016 after two separate shootings in Alberta’s capital.
Edmonton police say they were called to 111 Avenue and 93 Street near Eclipse Hookah Bar around 4:30 a.m.
Once there, they found numerous bullet casings and a car with its driver-side window shot out.
Officers quickly learned two men had already been taken to hospital suffering from serious but non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
Police said two other people were also shot in Millwoods at 22 Avenue and 53 Street. In that case, one victim was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the foot.
Officers say the victims in this shooting are not being cooperative and residents in the area told Global News they did not hear any gunshots.
No arrests have been made in connection with the shootings and there is no word on how many suspects police are looking for.
Investigators are also looking into a stabbing that occurred around 5:30 a.m. in the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood.
A man walking home from a house party was jumped on 90 Avenue and 91 Street by two people. He was stabbed in the hand and his back was slashed.
Police said the incident was allegedly over a beer.
No one has been arrested in connection to the stabbing.
Police are also investigating a machete attack that happened around 7:30 a.m. in the area of 118 Avenue and 101 Street.
According to police, a man was injured after being struck in the back of the head by the machete but there is no word on the extent of the victim’s injuries.
Police said two men were also stabbed in an unrelated domestic incident in the city’s north-east. The injuries were non-life threatening but little else is known about that scene.
–with files from Sarah Kraus
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