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Van set on fire was used in southeast Edmonton apartment shooting: police

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Videos sent to Global News show two men pouring liquid inside a white van before it is consumed by flames near 37A Avenue and 9 Street in southeast Edmonton on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 – Oct 21, 2020

A man was shot in a southeast Edmonton apartment parking lot Tuesday afternoon and the getaway vehicle was found on fire a few blocks away in the Maple neighbourhood.

Edmonton police said officers responded to a weapons complaint near 43A Avenue and 7 Street around 2 p.m.

It was reported to police that a man was lying injured in a nearby parking lot. The 22-year-old was treated on scene and taken by paramedics to hospital in serious condition. On Wednesday, police said he was still in hospital but in stable condition.

Edmonton police investigating a shooting in an apartment building parking lot near 43a Avenue and Maple Way in southeast Edmonton on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Edmonton police investigating a shooting in an apartment building parking lot near 43a Avenue and Maple Way in southeast Edmonton on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Breanna Karstens-Smith, Global News

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Police were seen investigating both outside and in the underground parkade at the Sora Condos apartment complex just off Maple Way.

No suspect(s) or a motive for the shooting has been identified, Edmonton police said.

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Edmonton police investigate connected shooting and van set on fire in southeast – Oct 21, 2020

Officers were also seen investigating another scene a few blocks south near 37A Avenue and 9 Street, where a white van used in the shooting was abandoned and set on fire.

Edmonton police investigating a burnt vehicle near 37A Avenue and 9 Street in southeast Edmonton on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Edmonton police investigating a burnt vehicle near 37A Avenue and 9 Street in southeast Edmonton on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Breanna Karstens-Smith, Global News

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services said they received multiple calls around 2 p.m. Tuesday about the fire. At first, the calls came in as a possible house fire but when crews arrived on scene they found the van engulfed in flames.

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Surveillance video sent to Global News from the area shows the van pull over and stop behind a yellow school bus. Two people are seen getting out of the van, and appear to pour liquid into the vehicle. A short time later, the van catches fire and the two people run from the scene.

EFRS said it took crews about an hour to douse the flames. No injuries were reported.

On Wednesday, police confirmed the van was used by the suspects in the shooting.

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Police investigation in southeast Edmonton after shooting and vehicle fire – Oct 21, 2020

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service or submit a tip anonymously via Crime Stoppers.