Police investigate shooting at west Edmonton motel Friday

Edmonton police investigate a shooting at the Aurora Motel on Jan. 26, 2024. Global News

Police are investigating a shooting that took place at a west Edmonton motel Friday night.

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) said officers were called to the Aurora Motel near 151 Street and 111 Avenue for reports of a shooting around 7:15 p.m.

According to police, a man and woman forced their way into one of the suites and a firearm was discharged at a man inside.

Police said two bullets also reportedly travelled through the suite and into a residence just south of the motel. Both suspects then fled westbound on foot.

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Police arrived to find a man in his 30s injured. As of Saturday afternoon, he remained in hospital in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.

Police believe the incident was targeted.

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“At this time, we do not believe this was a random event,” said Staff Sergeant Ahmed Alkarout with the Edmonton Police Service Investigative Response Team (IRT). “However, when a shooting takes place in a public space such as a motel, there are always concerns for public safety.”

Detectives continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to contact police at 780-423-4567 or #377. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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