One in hospital after shooting in Edmonton’s Queen Mary Park

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A man in his early 20s was rushed to hospital early Saturday evening after being shot in Edmonton’s Queen Mary Park neighbourhood.

City police responded to a weapons complaint near 106 Avenue and 107 Street at around 5:30 p.m., Sgt. Darren Behr said. Ambulance crews transported a man, roughly 20 years of age, to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Eight police vehicles and two ambulances were on scene just before 6 p.m. Saturday. One ambulance drove from the scene with sirens activated soon after. Investigators had taped off a house — 10604 107 Street — as well as an adjacent, three-storey apartment building, and were questioning witnesses.

Police had not arrested any suspects as of 6:15 p.m., Behr said.

In August, Edmonton police warned they were seeing a rise in violent crime, driven mainly by a rise in assaults.

Sgt. Michael Elliott, head of the Edmonton Police Association, recently said the city is “closing in” on 100 shootings this year.

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