July 5, 2017 10:08 am
Updated: July 5, 2017 8:11 pm

Edmonton police identify woman found dead in Beverly, say she was shot to death

WATCH ABOVE: A 21-year-old woman is dead after a shooting in northeast Edmonton. Police have ruled her death a homicide. Kent Morrison reports.

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On Wednesday afternoon, police identified a woman found dead in the northeast Edmonton community of Beverly just hours earlier and said an autopsy shows she died of a gunshot wound.

Investigators said 21-year-old Jordin Amber Aksidan was the victim of a homicide.

There was a significant police presence near an apartment building in the area of 119 Avenue and 34 Street early Wednesday morning.

The Edmonton Police Service said officers were called to the area at around 5 a.m. where a woman was found inside the building with life-threatening injuries.

She was treated by EMS and then taken to hospital where she died from her injuries.

A police officer could be seen standing outside a patio at a ground level suite where damage was visible.

Earlier in the morning, the forensics unit was gathering evidence outside the patio including a thermal blanket that was on the grass outside the suite.

Neighbour Mary McGowan said she woke up at 4 a.m. but didn’t hear anything unusual and didn’t know anything unusual had happened until she saw police outside her home later in the morning.

“I grabbed my housecoat and stepped out here and I just saw all the commotion going on: police cars and things barred off over there,” she said.

“I knew it was something serious.”

Police tape around the apartment building was taken down at around 11 a.m.

Anyone with information about the shooting or what led up to it is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service 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.

Edmonton police vehicles are parked outside an apartment building in the Beverly neighbourhood, Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

Geoff Stickle, Global News

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