Edmonton Police provide updates, seek dashcam video in drive-by shooting

Edmonton, Alberta – The EPS is seeking video and witnesses in the drive-by shooting that occurred in northwest Edmonton on Friday.

Police are seeking dashcam video from Mar. 31 between the hours of 4:30 and 4:45 p.m. in relation to the drive-by shooting that occurred in the area of 97 Street and 127-137 Avenues that day.

Investigators believe that between 20 and 30 rounds were fired between a white Toyota Camry with a Saskatchewan plate, which was located shortly after the incident, and the still outstanding black Hyundai Sonata with license plate ending 073 pictured below.

Pictured: Suspect vehicle
Pictured: Suspect vehicle

An initial EPS news release stated that a firearm was recovered from the Camry; this was inaccurate. Investigators located the firearm at a nearby drugstore in the area of 137 Avenue and 97 Street, where police believe the occupants of the Camry discarded it among the store shelves.

“The firearm was discarded at a drugstore in the area, and we are processing that firearm and the spent casings recovered from this event through IBIS, or the Integrated Ballistic Identification System, to develop leads not only in this event but other shooting events both in and outside of Edmonton,” says Acting Insp. Eric Stewart, with EPS Organized Crime Branch.

“This technology, combined with our partnership with the RCMP’s Canadian Integrated Ballistics Identification Network (CIBIN), have been crucial in helping us advance our firearms investigations. In particular, there is a historical homicide involving a firearm that occurred on the north side in 2012 that we are actively investigating and have utilized IBIS and CIBIN.”

The 30-year-old male driver of the white Camry was shot and has since been released from hospital. No other injuries have been reported in the shooting. The Camry’s passenger, 23-year-old male Asser Asser, has been charged with five firearms-related offences, including intentionally discharge firearm while being reckless, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, and unauthorized possession of firearm in vehicle.

Anyone with dashcam video or any witnesses of the shooting are asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: 23R027-1

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