The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) investigated 28 separate shootings throughout the month of September.
Of these 28 shootings, 21 are believed to be targeted, with 16 of them resulting in injuries. Out of all the shootings in the month, all but three had the risk of harming innocent bystanders, including children.
“This is the highest monthly total we’ve seen yet this year, and it is 133 per cent higher than the 12 shootings we saw in September of last year,” said Eric Stewart of the EPS Organized Crime Branch.
Fourteen of these shootings involved shots being fired at a person, while eight were shot at homes, two at vehicles, and one at a business.
In 2023 alone there have been 180 shootings reported in Edmonton, a 55 per cent increase from the year before.
EPS have also seized 738 firearms throughout the year.