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Edmonton police are becoming increasingly concerned with a spike in gun violence throughout the city.
The most recent incident happened overnight, when two men were shot while at the Chrome Lounge near Victoria Trail and 133rd Avenue. One of the victims, an 18 year-old man, was found in a parking lot close to the bar, with the other victim, a 21 year-old man, found on someone's lawn just over a block away. Both were suffering from gunshot wounds to the lower body.
EPS Detective Dan Duiker says police do have a person of interest, but the investigation is tough because witnesses aren't cooperating.
"Often in these types of incidents, we find we have limited cooperation from complainants and witnesses. I guess it's those people that are in and around the area when things like this happen, is to be vigilant and aware, and take note of what's happening."
Police say this attack was an "isolated incident". It's Edmonton's third shooting in the last two weeks, with the most shocking happening in broad daylight just off Jasper Avenue and 113th Street.
Meanwhile, the city has taken immediate action against the Chrome Lounge, suspending the bar's business licence. (lk)