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Shooting death in Edmonton’s Chappelle area is 6th homicide of 2016

Police on scene in the area of Chappelle Drive and Claxton Loop Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Global News

EDMONTON — The death of a man in a neighbourhood in the southern reaches of Edmonton is the city’s latest confirmed homicide.

Following an autopsy on Tuesday, police said William John Patterson, 37, died from gunshot wounds and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Police were called to a weapons complaint near Chappelle Drive and Claxton Loop in the city’s far southwest at around 4:55 a.m. Sunday.

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Patterson was taken hospital and later died of his injuries.

Few other details have been released, but police said homicide detectives continue to investigate.

This is Edmonton’s sixth homicide of 2016.

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

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