Just before 2:00 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a weapons complaint at a community hall located at 87 Street and 130 A Avenue in the city’s northend. One male suffered fatal injuries and several others were injured. The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Niko Arlia of Edmonton. An autopsy on Arlia is scheduled for this afternoon at 1:30 p.m.
Members of the Forensic Identification Section spent much of yesterday at the scene of the incident combing the area for possible evidence.
Investigators have been interviewing a number of people who were in the community hall at the time of the incident. The hall was the site of a party for a number of youth between the ages of 15 to 20. Several witnesses who were in the hall at the time of the incident are being interviewed. Police are trying to determine what sparked the disturbance.
This is the second homicide of 2011, this compares to one the same time last year.