Man, 36, charged with murder in Chinatown deaths

Edmonton police have charged a 36-year-old man with murder in two deaths in Chinatown, near downtown.

Two men in their 60s died after attacks on Wednesday

Edmonton police have charged 36-year-old Justin Bone in the deaths of two men, ages 64 and 61, in Chinatown. (Gabriela Panza-Beltrandi/CBC)

Edmonton police have charged a 36-year-old man with murder in two deaths in Chinatown, near downtown.

Justin Bone is facing two charges of second-degree murder and one charge of robbery, police said in a news release Friday.

Bone was arrested Wednesday after officers were called around 4 p.m. to an aggravated assault in the area of 106th Avenue and 98th Street.

There, officers found a 64-year-old man with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to hospital where he died Thursday.

While officers were at the scene at 106th Avenue and 98th Street, further investigation led them to a second scene at 105th Avenue and 98th Street. Police located an injured 61-year-old man there, and emergency medical services workers pronounced the man dead on scene.

Police have identified the victim as Ban Phuc Hoang. An autopsy confirmed he died of blunt force injuries to the head and neck and the manner of death was homicide. 

An autopsy on the 64-year-old man has been scheduled for Tuesday. Police did not release that victim's name.

Police said neither victim knew Bone and police aren't looking for any additional suspects.