EDMONTON- Following an autopsy on Friday, Edmonton police said a man found dead in north Edmonton Thursday morning is the city’s second homicide victim of 2016.
According to police, 28-year-old David Gordon Fleming died from a gunshot wound.
Officers were called to a weapons complaint at a home near 134 Avenue and 113A Street in the Kensington area around 4:50 a.m. on Thursday.
They arrived to find a man dead inside the house. It was quickly blocked off with police tape, and several squad cars and a canine unit were called to the scene.
Inocencia Medeiros has lived two doors down from the crime scene for almost 35 years. She said she is still in shock a death occurred not far from where she lives.
“It makes me (feel) unsafe -scary,” she said. “But (what) can we do. Every neighbourhood has things happen like that. I don’t even know what to say. I’m just very scared for my grandkids, for the kids who walk by when they go to school.”
She said she is also worried about what Fleming’s death means for the community.
“Because, until they catch this person, nothing will be safe in the neighbourhood,” Medeiros said.
Police said there is no one in custody.
They called on the public Thursday night to help locate a vintage car stolen from the home where the body was found.
The 1979 Ford Thunderbird with vehicle licence plate number BLT1482 was found near the scene the following week.
Anyone who comes across the vehicle is asked not to approach it as the person inside may be armed and dangerous.
If you have any information about this incident, you’re asked to call police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.
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