1 dead, 6 injured as EPS investigates brazen morning shooting at Edmonton lounge

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7 people shot, 1 man dead: Edmonton police investigate Saturday morning shooting
Police tape surrounded Ertale Lounge on 118 Avenue Saturday as Edmonton police investigated a shooting that left six people injured and one man dead. As Chris Chacon explains, the homicide unit has taken over the case – Mar 12, 2022

Edmonton police are investigating after seven people were shot at a north central lounge, leaving one dead.

Around 2:45 a.m. Saturday, EPS were called to the bar located at 124 Street and 118 Avenue for reports of shots fired. Global News spoke to people in the area who said the incident originated near the Ertale Lounge.

Two women and four men were transported to hospital by EMS, while a seventh victim drove himself.

One man died as a result of his injuries shortly after arrival.

Police tape surrounds businesses on 118 Avenue in Edmonton as EPS investigate a homicide on March 12, 2022. Chris Chacon, Global News

As of Saturday afternoon, two people remain in hospital in serious condition, while the other four had non-life-threatening injuries.

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The homicide section of the Edmonton Police Service has since taken over the investigation.

A vehicle believed to be involved in the incident was recovered by police at 79 Street and Schonsee Way.

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Property owners in the surrounding neighbourhoods are being asked to review dashcam or security footage for any suspicious activity they may have captured early Saturday morning.

Anyone who has information about this shooting is asked to contact Edmonton police at 780-423-4567. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers.

with files from Chris Chacon, Global News

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