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Edmonton police are investigating a suspicious death in the southwest

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Edmonton police are investigating a suspicious death in the city’s southwest.

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At around 11:20 p.m. Friday, police said in a news release, officers responded to a report of a “seriously injured male” at a bus stop on Saddleback Road, just south of Sweet Grass Park, where they found a man with “stab wounds” and attempted to save his life.

Emergency medical services also responded to the scene and transported the victim to hospital, police added, where he later died of his injuries.

The body has not yet been scheduled for an autopsy, police said, although homicide detectives are investigating the case and are asking residents of Saddleback Road between 112th Street and 27th Avenue to review the dash cam dashboard or security video for any suspicious activity between 10 p.m. Friday and midnight Saturday.

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Police are asking anyone with information regarding this suspicious death to contact the Edmonton Police Department at 780-423-4567 or call 377 from a cell phone. Tipsters seeking anonymity can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at p3tips.com/250.

Earlier Friday, another man died in an incident in which police discharged his firearms downtown.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. Friday, police said in a separate news release that officers observed a suspect at 103A Avenue and 96 Street with what appeared to be a gun in his hands and called for assistance from tactical units. and canines to contain the area. .

The suspect fled from police to the light rail transit (LRT) tracks along 105th Avenue and 95th Street where “a confrontation occurred” and officers fired their weapons, police added .

A man camped nearby said he heard a bang sounding like a shotgun blast followed by the sound of multiple gunshots at the time of the incident.

Police and emergency medical services provided medical aid to the suspect, who was later taken to hospital and died from his injuries on Friday morning.

Alberta’s Serious Incident Response Team, the province’s police watchdog, is investigating the shooting involving police.

— With files from Postmedia

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