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Victim of New Year’s Day shooting dies in Edmonton hospital

Police have shut down 111 Avenue between 92 Street and 94 Street as they continue to investigate. .
Police have shut down 111 Avenue between 92 Street and 94 Street as they continue to investigate. . Morris Gamblin, Global News

EDMONTON – A man died in hospital Thursday morning nearly a week after being shot in downtown Edmonton.

Abdikadir Mohamed, 25, was one of two men shot during the early morning hours on New Year’s Day.

“It’s an auspicious start to the New Year,” EPS spokesperson Scott Pattison said Thursday. “It’s grim.”

Police were called to a lounge near 111 Avenue and 93 Street at about 4:30 a.m. regarding a reported shooting.

READ MORE: 4 people shot and 4 people stabbed in Edmonton on New Year’s Day

When officers arrived at the lounge, they found bullet casings and a car with its driver-side window shot out. They also learned two men were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds, police said.

Mohamed suffered serious injuries and the other man reportedly had non-life-threatening injuries.

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On Thursday, police pleaded for anyone with information on the shooting to them 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

Police said they’re looking for “anything” in relation to the deadly shooting.