A 21-year-old man died following two explosions in Strathcona County’s Sherwood Park area, and police have now identified that man as a suspect in the incident.
The explosions went off within two hours of each other at the Strathcona Community Centre on November 6, with the first occurring at around 6:30 pm and the second at 8:15 pm.
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Police arrived on scene and found an injured man in a parked car, who, according to a release, later succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
The man’s injuries “were not the result of police intervention,” stated the release, and a November 8 update from Strathcona County RCMP states that an autopsy shows that the man died from a gunshot wound.
The deceased man was also named the sole suspect in the investigation, and identified as 21-year-old Kane Kosolowsky.
Kosolowsky’s family released a statement following the incident.
“We, the family of Kane Kosolowsky, are shocked and devastated by the unfortunate incident that took place on November 6, 2018. We are working in cooperation with the RCMP to assist in any capacity with the investigation,” the statement read.
“We are thankful that there were no other persons harmed in this unexpected incident. The events that occurred are totally out of character for Kane and we trust that the authorities will continue a thorough investigation to provide the answers we are all seeking.”
Police are still investigating the incident, and though the area outside the parkade has been deemed safe by authorities, some buildings in the surrounding area remain closed, including the library, the community centre, and the county hall, though the nearby Salisbury Composite High School has confirmed that it will be open for Friday, November 9.
“Further investigation around the explosions inside the parkade area is anticipated to take several days,” the release states.
No further suspects are being sought by police.