Police are asking the public for help as they continue to search for a suspect after a man was shot and killed in northeast Edmonton Friday night.
Officers were called to an area near Ozerna Road, between 69 Street and 165 Avenue, at around 8:45 p.m. after several reports of shots fired.
Residents in the area said they heard several gunshots and found a man lying on the sidewalk surrounded by blood.
Police said paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Police believe the victim is in his 40s or 50s. Police said it appears the shooting occurred on an area sidewalk but is not connected to the houses in the neighbourhood.
“It’s way too early for me to get into the minutia of whether it was targeted. We don’t know why the event occurred. I can only reiterate that this neighbourhood is typically very peaceful and I would suggest that the neighbours shouldn’t be alarmed,” Insp. Regan James with the Edmonton Police Service said.
Police said they are searching for an older, black Toyota sedan in connection with the suspect. They said the vehicle could be a Corolla or a Camry and was seen going southbound on Ozerna Road last night.
Man rescued after 2 weeks in California wilderness, survived on only half-jar of salsa
House-sitters beware: Your trip could end at a border crossing
According to police, only one person was inside the car and is described as:
-An east Indian man in his late 20s or early 30s
-Has short dark hair and about 5’8″ to 5’10” tall and weighing about 180 to 200 pounds
-Wearing a dark sweater and blue jeans
Police said four males in a van were also seen in the area at the time of the shooting. While they are not considered suspects, they are asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service as soon as possible.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Tips can also be anonymously submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday.