Canada shooting: one police officer killed, another injured in Edmonton – TomoNews

EDMONTON, CANADA — A officer was killed and another was injured in a shooting in the Canadian city of Edmonton on Monday evening.

According to the Edmonton Journal, at around 8 p.m., Daniel Woodall, 35, a member of the hate crimes unit, and officer Jason Harley, 38, were approaching a house in the Callingwood-area to arrest a suspect for criminal harassment.

From inside the house, someone opened fire on the officers. Woodall was killed, while Harley was hit in his lower back. He was transported to a local hospital where he was released after being treated, Global News reported.

The house from where the suspect opened fire was then set on fire. Firefighters arrived at the scene and police blocked off the road.

According to Reuters, residents were warned to avoid the area and to tweet or use social media as not to interfere with the police.

Police initially said no one has been taken into custody, but according to the New York Daily News, police are no longer looking for a suspect and will release more information on the case soon.

The shooting comes after another officer was shot and wounded in Edmonton by an impaired driver after he pulled his vehicle over on May 18.

The last police officer to be killed in the city, however, goes back to 1990, when Ezio Faraone was fatally shot while chasing a suspect after a bank robbery.

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