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ASIRT investigates police involved shooting in west Edmonton
Julia Parrish, CTV Edmonton
Published Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:20AM MDT
Last Updated Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:40PM MDT
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating, after an incident early Thursday morning where shots were fired, and a man was allegedly shot by police in west Edmonton.
At about 5:45 a.m., police responded to weapons complaint at a residential complex near 96 Avenue and 180 Street.
Neighbours told CTV News that before police arrived; yelling could be heard in the complex, followed by gunshots.
After officers arrived, an SUV fled the scene, and police trailed the vehicle down Whitemud Drive, before the vehicle stopped 215 Street.
Meanwhile, back at the home, other residents were told to stay inside while the EPS Tactical Unit, Canine Unit and an armoured vehicle were brought in.
A number of suspects were taken into custody at both locations – at least three people were taken into custody where the SUV was stopped.
Police said a male suspect was hit during an exchange of gunfire, no police officers were injured – however, a police spokesperson wouldn’t say at which scene the person was hit, or where shots were fired.
“I can confirm that one individual was taken to hospital with injuries sustained from a gunshot,” ASIRT Acting Executive Director Jane McClellan said.
ASIRT has taken over the investigation into the shooting involving police, while the initial call is still a police matter.
Police said no officers or bystanders were hurt in the incident.
With files from Bill Fortier