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1 person killed, 2 injured in shooting at Whyte Avenue bar

Edmonton police homicide detectives are investigating after one person was killed and two others injured in a shooting at a bar off Whyte Avenue early Sunday morning.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at Xhale Lounge, a hookah bar on 101 Street south of 82 Avenue.

Edmonton police at first said two people were killed, but later clarified that only one person had died. Police said two other people sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.

Bruce Conway with Alberta Health Services said EMS responded, but the victim was dead by time they arrived so the person was not taken to hospital.

Edmonton police investigating a death at Xhale Lounge (8120 101 St.) near Whyte Avenue on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

Bullet holes could be seen in the window of the bar, where homicide detectives were on scene investigating.

On Sunday afternoon, an entire city block was cordoned off with police tape, from 101 Street to 102 Street, and from 81 Avenue to 82 Avenue.

Evidence markers were on the sidewalk in front of the lounge, and at least 10 EPS cruisers were parked around the scene.

The building was formerly the home of Wunderbar Hofbrauhaus, a live music venue that closed down a few years ago.

Edmonton police investigating a death at Xhale Lounge (8120 101 St.) near Whyte Avenue on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

It’s not known if anyone has been arrested. More information from Edmonton police is expected to be released later Sunday afternoon.

— More to come…

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