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Edmonton police arrest four people after shooting near downtown lounge

WATCH ABOVE: Two men were sent to hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries Saturday after they were shot. Four people have been arrested. Sarah Komadina has the story.

Edmonton police say they have arrested four people, after a shooting north of downtown Saturday evening sent two men to hospital.

Officers were called to the area of 111 Avenue and 96 Street around 10:40 p.m.

Police say a vehicle with multiple occupants arrived at the location and an altercation took place between the occupants and two men who were on the street.

The two men were then shot by someone inside the vehicle and it sped away.

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Police say the two victims, believed to be in their early 20’s, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Global News spoke to a manager of Diverse Lounge near the scene of the shooting.  He said he believes it didn’t happen on their property and they have no security camera footage of the incident.

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The manager also said he doesn’t believe the victims were patrons at his lounge.

Police were able to locate the vehicle and took four suspects into custody. Charges are pending against three men and one woman, who were all also in their early 20’s.

The suspects and victims were known to one another, police said.

Police were on scene at 111 Avenue and 96 Street in Edmonton at around 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Police were on scene at 111 Avenue and 96 Street in Edmonton at around 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Eric Beck / Global News

This marks a violent weekend for shootings in Edmonton. Overnight Saturday, a teenager was shot outside a north Edmonton 7-Eleven.

That incident is still under investigation.

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