The family of a man killed in Edmonton under circumstances police are treating as a homicide says it is “heartbroken and devastated” by the news of his death.
Dale Maloney, 33, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a restaurant on Monday, according to the Edmonton Police Service. Maloney is reportedly from Goulds in St. John’s.
“We, the family of Dale Maloney, are trying to come to terms with the senseless, violent death of our beloved Dale in Edmonton,” read a statement released to media today. “We are heartbroken and devastated, and find it incomprehensible that there could be such a cruel disregard for human life and dignity.”
The family is asking that media respect its privacy at this time.
According to police, an autopsy has confirmed Maloney died form multiple gunshot wounds. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The Edmonton Police Service has released the name of a man who was shot and killed Monday in a parking lot in the area of Jasper Avenue and 113 Street as Dale Maloney, 33, reported to be originally from the Goulds area of St. John’s.
Police in Edmonton say his death has been deemed a homicide. An autopsy confirmed he died from multiple gunshot wounds.
“It appears that the victim and suspect(s) did not know each other, and the fatal shooting was precipitated by a verbal argument,” the police said in a prepared statement.
Homicide detectives continue to investigate.
Maloney’s family in St. John’s has apparently been inundated with media telephone calls since his death and a spokesperson said today the family doesn't wish to speak publicly.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.