Death of man shot at downtown Edmonton auto shop confirmed homicide
A man was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after a suspected shooting at a business just north of downtown Edmonton. He later died from his injuries.
Autopsy results confirmed Ahmed Azmi Ahmed, 39, died from gunshot wounds and his death was homicide, police said Thursday.
The shooting happened at around 9:20 a.m. Tuesday.
Edmonton police said they responded to a weapons complaint near 96 Street and 105A Avenue.
Police tape could be seen around Aftermath Autohaus Inc.
A police spokesperson said a man was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics with what appeared to be gun-shot wounds.
Alberta Health Services said the man was in critical, life-threatening condition.
Police updated the case Tuesday afternoon, saying it was now being treated as a suspicious death.
EPS said Thursday Ahmed was shot while at his workplace.
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Evidence of the suspected shooting, including blood splatters, could be seen on a concrete pad leading into a vehicle bay at Aftermath Autohaus Inc.
Police dogs and handlers were seen in the area. Police said there was no imminent threat to the public.
“It’s not known at this time whether the suspect fled the scene on foot or in a vehicle parked nearby,” EPS said in a news release Thursday afternoon.
Drivers were advised to avoid the area while police investigated.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 780-423-4567.
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