The Edmonton Police Service responded to a report of gunshots near a block of commercial buildings linked to Abdullah Shah, a controversial inner-city landlord, on Thursday afternoon.
Officers responded to a weapons complaint call near 93 Street and 111 Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Police say it was reported to them that people in the area believed they heard gunshots near a building in the area.
EPS members blocked off traffic in the area to ensure public safety while investigating the scene. One building near the alleged shots were fired appeared to have a bullet-sized hole through its front window.
Scott Pattison, a communications adviser with EPS, said “several” people have since been taken into custody.
Shah, also known as Carmen Pervez, was spotted near the scene.
Shah was shot in the head at one of his businesses on 111 Avenue on Aug. 13. He was taken to hospital and was later listed in critical, but stable condition.
On Aug. 23, Shah’s lawyer, Paul Moreau, told Postmedia Shah had been released from hospital and he was recovering at home .