Edmonton sees decrease in shootings in October: police

The Edmonton Police Service says the city saw a decrease in shootings in October 2023, compared to the previous year.

EPS says throughout the month, there were 13 reported shooting incidents around Edmonton.

Of those, 10 are believed to be targeted incidents, seven resulted in injuries, and 11 had the potential for innocent bystanders to be harmed.

“Although we saw a decrease in gun violence in the month of October, the majority of incidents had the potential for injury to uninvolved parties,” says Staff Sgt. Eric Stewart of the EPS Gangs and Guns Section of the Organized Crime Branch.

“This threat to public safety remains an ongoing concern for us and is the reason we will continue to actively work to reduce gun violence on our streets.”

Despite the decrease in the month of October, 2023 has seen a 46 per cent increase in shootings compared to the same time last year.

Between January and the end of October, 193 shootings have been reported.

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