Police are asking the public to help identify two men involved in a shooting north of Edmonton last month.
At approximately 11:30 pm on December 7, the two men approached a house on a residential complex in the 148th Avenue and 89th Street area.
One went to the front of the house and the other to the back.
Police said they both shot into the house, aiming at the bedroom window.
A mother and her three daughters live in the residence, but the police do not know anyone.
No one was injured, but police said the bullet barely hit children sleeping in their beds.
“By sheer luck and near misses, no one was attacked in that dwelling. If we had been talking a few inches here and there, we would have been talking about a different story today, a much more tragic story. Eric Stewart told reporters on Tuesday, adding that his family was traumatized by the incident.
“She was so worried that she decided to leave Edmonton and leave the state.”
Investigators believe the shooting was organized, but they don’t know why the family was targeted.
“We don’t know if they got the wrong housing or thought someone else was living there. We don’t have that information right now. We know from our research and we really believe it.” The house was not the intended target.”
Police have released surveillance photos and video of a man who shot the back of his house in hopes of identifying him.
Police have released surveillance video and photos of an SUV believed to be related to a December 2022 shooting in north Edmonton. (Credit: Edmonton Police Service)
A dark-colored SUV, believed to be Honda’s CRV, is also believed to be involved in the incident.
“Gun Violence in Edmonton”
Stewart said police expect a roughly 10% increase in shootings from 2021 to 2022, with Edmonton already reporting 19 shootings in 2023, compared to 11 in January 2022. I’m here.
“It’s no secret that we have a gun violence problem here in Edmonton,” he said.
He said only about 10 to 15 percent of Edmonton shootings are related to organized crime, making it difficult to predict when and where they will occur.
“The remaining 85, 90% are related to drug-related issues, personal animosity between groups. There are other issues, such as domestic violence.”
If you have information about the man or SUV involved in the December shooting, please call Edmonton Police at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.