UPDATE: Man charged after shooting near Whyte Avenue

One man was taken to hospital after a shooting in an alley south of Whyte Avenue, between 105th and 106th Streets early Sunday, October 20, 2013. Global News

EDMONTON- A 21-year-old man is facing numerous charges, after a shooting near Whyte Avenue early Sunday morning.

Police were called to an alley just south of Whyte Avenue, near 105th Street, around 2:00 a.m. after a report of multiple shots fired.

Officers arrived to find a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his leg. Police say he was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Police received a description of the suspect’s vehicle and followed it into the downtown area. Officers eventually cornered the vehicle and took three people into custody. The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) says a firearm was located inside the vehicle.

Omar Seifeddine, 21, of Edmonton, has been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, careless use of a weapon, possession of a restricted weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a loaded firearm.

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