January 22, 2019 2:21 am
Updated: January 22, 2019 6:34 pm

Police investigate suspicious death in south Edmonton

WATCH ABOVE: A young man is dead after reports of a shooting in south Edmonton on Monday night. Police are now investigating it as a suspicious death.

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Edmonton police are investigating a suspicious death that occurred on the city’s south side Monday night.

Police were called to Crabapple Crescent S.W. in the Orchards at Ellerslie neighbourhood at around 7:35 p.m. on Monday after several 911 calls about gunshots being fired in the area. The neighbourhood is located in the city’s deep south, east of 91 Street and south of 25 Avenue S.W.

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When police arrived, EMS crews were tending to a young man who was lying on the ground with undisclosed injuries, police said. The 24-year-old was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

At least five police vehicles could be seen in the area at around 9 p.m. A large section of the crescent was blocked off by police tape. Several personal items surrounded a large pool of blood on the road.

Officers were going door to door on Monday night, in hopes of locating witnesses. Homicide detectives have since taken over the investigation.

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An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.

Anyone with information 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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