Police identify man pronounced dead after being found in west Edmonton, say he was shot to death

Edmonton Police Service homicide detectives are investigating after an injured man was found in a school yard near 172 Street and 64 Avenue in the Callingwood area, and later pronounced dead. May 17, 2018. Sarah Kraus, Global News

An autopsy has confirmed a man pronounced dead after being found in Edmonton’s Callingwood area Wednesday night was the victim of a homicide, police said Thursday night.

According to police, the medical examiner’s office confirmed that 23-year-old Ibrahim Zoker died from gunshot wounds.

Police were called to 172 Street and 64 Avenue just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday after gunshots were heard in the community. The area where the call came from is made up of several apartment complexes.

Officers arrived to find an unconscious and unresponsive man in the field of Talmud Torah School. He was taken by paramedics to hospital, but was pronounced dead.

Edmonton Police Service acting Staff Sgt. Michael Keef said they have not made any arrests.

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“We’re still investigating that right now,” Keef said at the scene early Thursday morning. “We do have some suspect information, but we can’t release that at this point.”

Anyone with information about the homicide 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. (HYPERLINK: <;)

An area around the scene was blocked off with police tape Thursday morning.

The Edmonton Public School Board said the school would be open as normal on Thursday.

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