11-year-old and his father killed in ‘targeted’ Edmonton shooting

Police continue investigating the fatal shooting of a father and son in southeast Edmonton Thursday.

By Cole Fortner, James Paracy, Elliott Knopp

Police in Edmonton say an 11-year-old boy and a 41-year-old man were killed in a “targeted” shooting on Thursday afternoon.

The family has confirmed to CityNews that the two were father and son.

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) says officers were called to a shopping centre parking lot off of Ellerslie Road at 50th Street with reports of a shooting.

Police found the boy and his father in medical distress and called paramedics to the scene, but both of them ultimately succumbed to their injuries.

“We are sad to report that a child lost their life today as a result of this violent event,” Staff Sgt. Rob Bilawey said.

“The loss or injury of children as a result of gunfire is unfathomable and we urge anyone with information that may assist this investigation to come forward as soon as possible.”

The EPS says a burned out vehicle was found nearby in the area of 34 Street and Township Road 510, but police have yet to determine whether or not it is linked to the shooting.

Police ask anyone with any information or dash cam footage from the area to call the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Police say anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250

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