Shooting at Xhale Lounge – One killed and two injured

Edmonton police responded to a weapons complaint at Xhale Lounge, a hookah bar in the area of 101 Street and 81 Avenue on March 24th at approximately 1:30am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find two injured men, and one deceased male victim. the two injured are expected to survive. Police said it is alleged that the suspect approached the lounge and fired several rounds through the window and fled the area. 

Police have not released the identity of the victim at this time.

Investigators are urging anyone with information in relation to this shooting or the events leading up to it to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.

Update March 26th
The victim has been identified as Abubeker Gemechu Abduraman, 26. Abduraman died as a result of a gunshot wound. The manner of death has been deemed homicide.

The 2019 Edmonton Homicide Victim List is available here