In June, there were a total of 21 reported shooting occurrences. Of the 21 occurrences, 15 are believed to be targeted. Twelve of the 21 shootings resulted in injuries, and three resulted in death. Twenty shootings had the potential for innocent bystanders to be harmed.
“As we saw with the shooting that occurred on June 24 in the middle of a residential area, brazen gun violence continues to be a concern in our city,” says Acting Inspector Eric Stewart of the EPS Organized Crime Branch. “A staggering 20 out of the 21 shootings this month had the potential to harm innocent people, including kids. We continue to focus on identifying the suspects responsible for these shootings, seizing firearms and testing them to determine linkages to other crimes in Edmonton and throughout the country.”
Compared to the nine shootings that occurred in June 2022, this month’s occurrences are up by 133%. There have been 97 shootings reported to EPS so far in 2023, which represents a 26% increase over last year at this time, when 77 shootings were reported to EPS.
Police have seized 587 firearms thus far in 2023.
Investigators continue to seek information about the suspects and vehicle involved in the June 24 Ormsby Place shooting, pictured below.
A 2022 summary of gun violence in Edmonton can be found here.