Suspect shot by police in west Edmonton
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team has been called to investigate after a man was shot by police in west Edmonton early Thursday morning.
No police officers were injured. The condition of the suspect is not known.
The incident is believed to have started around 5:45 a.m. at a townhouse near 180th Street and 96th Avenue after police responded to reports of shots fired.
Area resident Jen Fletcher told CBC News that she heard 3 shots just before 6 a.m., followed quickly by sirens.
A short while later, a chase ensued.
"I heard the squealing of tires, I heard basically the start of a high speed chase," Fletcher said.
"I heard about three gunshots this morning and a car took off followed by a police car," said neighbour Kelly Hartley.
Moments later, on a road near the River Cree Casino, police arrested two men while a third man, wounded by a police bullet, was sent to hospital.
Back where it all started, a heavy police presence continued to investigate the shooting as Fletcher left to take her two children to school at 8 a.m.
"It's scary because we're a very family oriented neighbourhood," she said.
Hartley watched as the Edmonton police tactical team arrive at the condo complex and made three arrests.
"Two male suspects backed out," she said. "They were handcuffed and taken."
Hartley also saw a woman coming out with a child who looked to be around four years old.
Police are saying little about what happened, but one neighbour said he heard an angry exchange before the gunshots.
"Something about cheating and three shots," said Harold Gardiner.
With files from the CBC's Marion Warnica