Edmonton police investigate suspicious death at same residence where man killed last week
Officers were called to the building near 94th Street and 111th Avenue around 2 p.m. Monday
Edmonton police were investigating a suspicious death Monday after a man's body was found inside the same multi-unit residence where a 76-year-old man was killed last week.
Officers were called to the building near 94th Street and 111th Avenue around 2 p.m., police said in a news release Monday evening.
Homicide investigators have since been called to the scene. An autopsy has not been scheduled.
Police said the investigation is in its preliminary stages and no further information will be released at this time.
Nexhmi "Nick" Nuhi, 76, was found dead inside the same residence on Wednesday.
An autopsy conducted Friday determined that Nuhi died from a gunshot wound.
His death was the city's 35th homicide of 2017.
At 6 p.m Monday, families were walking, riding bikes and calling out to neighbours down 94th Street.
Neighbours said they are used to seeing crime in the area.
Megan Wood lives three doors away from 94th Street and 111th Avenue with her husband and three-year-old son. She said she has to leave the neighbourhood to do normal things like play with her son.
"It's better to go drive somewhere on the other side of the city than be here," she said Monday.
Wood said she sees incidents at the residence where the bodies were found about once a week, including loud verbal threats and break-ins. When she tries to report it to police, she said police "shrug it off" if no one is in serious danger.
Across the street, Stephen Ellis said he believes the police want to investigate the property but cannot because "they have their hands tied." But he said something should be done with the multi-unit home anyway.
"That house should be shut down," he said.
Ellis said the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood has changed to attract a lot of young families, academics and professionals in the 21 years he's been there. But crime still persists.
If the death is found to be a homicide, it will be Edmonton's 36th of the year.
With files from Anna Desmarais