1 person killed after ‘chaotic’ shooting at Whyte Avenue area bar

One person is dead after a shooting early Sunday morning at a Whyte Avenue bar in Edmonton.

The incident happened at 1:30 a.m. at Xhale Lounge just south of Whyte Avenue on 101st Street, the Edmonton Police Service said.

Staff Sgt. Dana Donald initially said two people were killed, but EPS spokesperson Cheryl Sheppard later said one person had died and two others sustained injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

A man who was kicked out of the bar returned and started shooting, Donald said.

“There’s a number of people that were hit. People were showing up at the hospital and people were running, so it was really kind of chaotic,” Donald said.

Homicide detectives are now investigating and will likely remain at the scene for the rest of the day, Sheppard said, adding more details would be released later on.

Police officers could be seen walking in and out of the bar Sunday afternoon. The medical examiner’s vehicle was also on scene. 

Evidence markers were placed across the pavement. Bullet holes could be seen in the windows of the bar. 

Police say they do not have a suspect in custody. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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Sherwood Park

Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Strathcona County that is recognized as an urban service area.[7] It is located adjacent to the City of Edmonton’s eastern boundary,[8] generally south of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail), west of Highway 21 and north of Highway 630 (Wye Road).[9] Other portions of Sherwood Park extend beyond Yellowhead Trail and Wye Road, while Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) separates Refinery Row to the west from the balance of the hamlet to the east.[9]

Sherwood Park was established in 1955 on farmland of the Smeltzer family, east of Edmonton. With a population of 70,618 in 2016,[6] Sherwood Park has enough people to be Alberta’s seventh largest city, but technically retains the status of a hamlet. The Government of Alberta recognizes the Sherwood Park Urban Service Area as equivalent to a city.


Sherwood Park, originally named Campbelltown, was founded by John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell in 1953 when the Municipal District of Strathcona No. 83 approved their proposed development of a bedroom community east of Edmonton. The first homes within the community were marketed to the public in 1955. Canada Post intervened on the name of Campbelltown due to the existence of several other communities in Canada within the same name, so the community’s name was changed to Sherwood Park in 1956.

The Sherwood Park Urban Service Area is located in the Edmonton Capital Region along the western edge of central Strathcona County adjacent to the City of Edmonton.[8] The majority of the community is bound by Highway 16 (Yellowhead Highway) to the north, Highway 21 to the east, Highway 630 (Wye Road) to the south, and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) to the west. The Refinery Row portion of Sherwood Park is located across Anthony Henday Drive to the west, between Sherwood Park Freeway and Highway 16. Numerous developments fronting the south side of Wye Road, including Wye Gardens, Wye Crossing, Salisbury Village and the Estates of Sherwood Park, are also within the community. Lands north of Highway 16 and south of Township Road 534/Oldman Creek between Range Road 232 (Sherwood Drive) to the west and Highway 21 to the east are also within the Sherwood Park urban service area.

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