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Tuesday, May 12 2015
2 men sustain life-threatening injuries in 2 unconnected shootings
Police were investigating a home invasion where a man was shot when a bullet-riddled SUV pulled up
CBC News Posted: Jun 03, 2014 7:15 AM MT Last Updated: Jun 03, 2014 7:20 AM MT
Two men were rushed to hospital Monday night with life-threatening injuries after two apparently separate shootings in north Edmonton.
Police were investigating a home invasion where a man was shot and sustained life-threatening injuries when a bullet-riddled SUV pulled up with another man who also was suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. Police responded to a call about shots being fired at approximately 10:04 p.m. at a residence near 113 A Street and 136 Avenue.
Police say several men allegedly forced their way into the home and threatened the couple residing there. A 48-year-old man was shot and suffered a life-threatening injury while a 44-year-old woman suffered minor injures. The men that broke into the home fled out the back door and were last seen going westbound through an alley, police said. Police do not know if any property was stolen.
Second, unconnected shooting
While police and EMS were investigating the incident, a bullet-riddled SUV pulled up to the scene with the passengers asking for help. A 22-year-old man in the SUV was suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The man was treated at the scene and remains in hospital in critical condition.
Police Insp. Ed McIsaac said the SUV appeared to have been shot at five or six times. He said four people were inside the vehicle, but only the 22-year-old was injured. Police followed the direction where the SUV came from and found a separate crime scene at 94 Street and 132 Avenue. A case of rounds was discovered at the scene.
The alleged home invasion and vehicle shooting will be investigated separately. The EPS Gangs unit will be assisting with the investigations. Police say the two incidents do not appear to be random or connected. No information has been released about suspects and there have been no arrests or charges.