Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 22, 2023

NWT Wildfire Evacuees Locked Down, Shooting Injured Three at Edmonton Mall

By Cabin Radio

Multiple evacuees from wildfires in the Northwest Territories found themselves locked down at the massive West Edmonton Mall amid reports of gunfire.

Edmonton Police said on X they were dealing with “multiple reports of a shooting” at the mall as of 9pm on Monday evening.

“There are concerns for public safety and the mall is currently on lockdown,” the police service stated, requesting that “all pedestrians and motorists stay away from West Edmonton Mall and the immediate area.”

At 9:30 pm, police added that “three people sustained serious injuries in relation to this shooting and all of them have been transported to hospital for treatment.”

Read the article at Cabin Radio

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