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Southeast Edmonton shooting involving Airbnb rental sends two men to hospital

Southeast Edmonton shooting involving Airbnb rental sends two men to hospital
WATCH ABOVE: Edmonton police are investigating a shooting in the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood Sunday morning that sent two men to hospital.

Police are investigating after a shooting in the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood sent two men to hospital early Sunday morning.

Officers were called to the area of 88 Avenue and 91 Street around 3:20 a.m. on Nov. 3.

Police say two men were taken to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. One man was upgraded to stable condition later in the morning, while the other remains in serious condition.

Early Sunday, police tape surrounded a black sedan that was blocking part of 93 Street. Police were also seen walking in and out of a house near the vehicle.

Bullet holes were in the vehicle’s window and door.

Residents said the street is usually quiet and there isn’t much crime in the area.

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Some residents heard gun shots, and others woke up to bright lights and the sounds of police evacuating a nearby home.

“I just woke up and I saw the lights flashing, so I came and looked and I heard the police yelling at the house, just to come outside or the dog was going to come out and get them,” Logan Bohn said.

Sally MacLean said the home is an Airbnb.

“Looked to me there was a Halloween party, and there was about 50 or 60 people in that house,” MacLean said.

“They had the big tactical team and they were shining their spot lights on the house and trying to get everybody to leave.”

Airbnb said in a statement to Global News: “The senseless violence reported has no place in the Airbnb community, and our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by this incident,” the statement said.

“We have removed the booking guest from our platform and we stand ready to support Edmonton Police in their investigation.”

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Edmonton Police said there is no one in custody for Sunday’s incident, and haven’t said if there are any suspects.

Police were seen speaking to people on Sunday, Nov. 3, in homes near where the shooting happened.
Police were seen speaking to people on Sunday, Nov. 3, in homes near where the shooting happened. Global 1

While the investigation is ongoing, police say there is no concern for public safety.

Two men remain in hospital after an early-morning shooting on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.
Two men remain in hospital after an early-morning shooting on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019.
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