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Edmonton police have asked the independent police watchdog to investigate the shooting death of a man by an officer in the city's Macaulay neighbourhood.

Around 4:40 a.m. Sunday, police were called to a home near 109th Avenue and 93rd Street for a report of an assault.

In a press release, Edmonton Police Service A 33-year-old man allegedly attacked another man at his home.

“When officers arrived, the male suspect exited the residence with a weapon and engaged officers, resulting in officers firing their weapons,” EPS said Sunday.

“The 33-year-old man was struck and suffered life-threatening injuries. He was treated and taken to hospital in a stable condition.”

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A nearby home was also hit by gunfire, but no one inside was injured. No other civilians or EPS officers were injured.

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Cathy Cummings was drinking coffee in the living room when she heard two men arguing, followed by gunshots.

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Resident Cathy Cummings told Global News she was drinking coffee in the living room when she heard two men arguing.

She then heard about seven to nine gunshots, which were also captured on her home's security camera.

“I was ducking,” she said. “I was just worried about stray bullets because they sounded so close, so I kept my head down just in case.”

Around lunchtime, she was out for a walk and saw a fire truck washing down the sidewalk.

Cummings said she often hears gunfire nearby.

“It’s horrible,” she said. “It’s so close to home.”

Edmonton police say the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the officer-involved shooting.

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ASIRT investigates incidents involving Alberta police officers that result in serious injury or death, as well as serious or sensitive allegations of police misconduct.

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