Shooting now a homicide

The victim of a shooting in the alley of the 200 Block of Ninth Street East last week has died in a Saskatoon hospital.

It’s the city’s first homicide of 2018. There were two homicides in 2017.

The 28-year-old was shot in the face on June 28 at about 9 p.m. Police identified a residence believed to be related to the incident.

The motive is unknown, but the shooting is not considered to be random. Suspects have been identified but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Prince Albert Police Service at 306-953-4222.