elvis15 Posted December 30, 2014 Share Posted December 30, 2014 Nine people have been killed at three separate but linked crime scenes in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, numerous sources say. Some of the victims are believed to be children. Police are currently on scene at a “multiple homicide scene” in north Edmonton and a Vietnamese restaurant in Fort Saskatchewan. The scene is also linked to another homicide scene in south Edmonton, where a woman in her 30s was found dead Monday night. The connection between the incidents has not been officially confirmed by police. Downtown Fort Saskatchewan was completely blocked off Tuesday morning, while the RCMP Major Crimes Unit assisted the Edmonton Police Service in an Edmonton-based homicide investigation. ... Laurie, an employee at Auntie Sue’s Restaurant across VN Express, said she heard a commotion outside the restaurant at 6:30 a.m. She saw a heavy police presence, including a SWAT team, a robot and a police dog. An officer yelled through a megaphone to someone inside the restaurant, telling them to “Come out with your hands up.” The woman didn’t see or hear anyone respond. Police then rammed a police vehicle through the front of the restaurant. Neither EPS or RCMP could be reached for comment on the evolving situation Tuesday morning, but said more information would be released as it became available. ... Police could not confirm whether the investigation in Fort Saskatchewan is related to a “multiple homicide scene” currently under investigation in north Edmonton. ... Police were called around 8:30 p.m. Monday night to a home in the Klaarvatten neighbourhood, near 180th Avenue and 83rd Street. Police are not saying much about the investigation, other than there is more than one death at the scene. Neighbours say a family of five lived in the two-storey home, a couple, an elderly woman, a boy around eight and an infant. ... Moe Assiff was going out on a midnight McDonald’s run when he noticed police outside a house across the street. In the past, Assiff had seen the couple who live at the home fighting, most recently in the summer. He stopped beside a white Toyota Scion parked outside the home. A man and a woman sat inside and they were “white as a ghost,” Assiff said. Assiff said he asked if everything was all right and the man looked at the house and then said, “No, it’s personal.” That car had been in the house’s driveway over the past couple of weeks, but he’d never seen it before that. It remains at the scene Around 1:30 a.m., Assiff saw the woman talking to a police officer. “She started screaming her head off,” Assiff said. “She let out the biggest scream I’ve ever heard in my life.” She and the man got in a police cruiser. ... At the third homicide scene, a woman in her late 30s was found dead at a residence near Haswell Court and 16th Avenue near Terwillegar Drive just before 7 p.m. Monday evening. Police said the homicide occurred in a “family setting” and that nobody was in custody. ... There's more related story in the link, but very little to say what's actually happened and how these scenes could be related, at least at this point. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Live+Nine+dead+connected+scenes+north+south+Edmonton+Fort+Saskatchewan+sources/10690195/story.html Certainly a significant loss of life and likely unnecessary as well. Have to wonder with financial troubles and this suggested related outcome whether there was an illegal element involved to try and overcome the debt (or even before that), but that's just speculation on my part. EDIT: new info coming this afternoon: Brent Wittmeier @Wittmeier 38m Timeline in new release makes it appear police went to #yeg home to find suicidal man, returned 3.5hrs later to find 7 dead. #ejlive #bn Could also be that EPS were called back at midnight for a suicidal male, then found the scene. Unclear when the deaths occurred. #ejlive #bn Mariam Ibrahim @mariamdena 34m So many questions about this. What did police find at north side home the first time they responded at 8:30 last night? Brent Wittmeier @Wittmeier 24m Wow. Police left scene of suicidal man, then came back nearly four hours later to find 7 dead. #ejlive #bn There was "nothing suspicious" at 8:30 pm, then police received further information after midnite, Chief Rod Knecht says. #ejlive #bb Also, 8 dead plus the suspect to make 9: Ryan Cormier @el_cormier 53m South yeg home: One dead woman. North yeg home: 3 adult women, 2 adult men, 2 children. Ft. Sask restaurant: 1 dead male, suspect #ejlive Andrea Ross @_rossandrea 59m Police say the deceased male found at restaurant matched description of a suicidal male linked to homicides in north Edmonton. #ejlive #bn Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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