Large police presence in north Edmonton after officer-involved shooting

Alberta’s police watchdog has been asked to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Edmonton Thursday afternoon.

There was a large police presence near an elementary school in north Edmonton at around 1 p.m.

Several police vehicles were seen near 120 Street and 134B Avenue. An alley and the street were taped off by police. A car and an SUV were also seen parked in the alley.

The Edmonton Police Service helicopter Air 1 was seen flying over the area and the K9 unit was also on scene.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team confirmed it has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting at the same address.

A witness told Global News she was outside at around 12:15 p.m. when she heard two or three gunshots, a pause, then more shots. An ambulance arrived, along with more police officers, the witness said, and the area was taped off.

It was close to Kensington School but Edmonton Public Schools said classes continued as normal and no alternative plans will be required for picking up students.

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