RCMP identify man killed following Sherwood Park explosion

By CHAT News Today
November 8, 2018 - 3:52pm

SHERWOOD PARK, AB — RCMP have identified the man who was killed after an explosion rocked the Strathcona Community Centre on Tuesday.

Kane Kosolowsky, 21, was identified as the deceased by RCMP in a news release sent Thursday afternoon. An autopsy conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton determined Kosolowsky died from a gunshot wound.

RCMP says the incident at the Community Centre was a singular event and they are not looking for any other suspects.

Officers were called to the area at approximately 6:30 p.m. following reports of a fire. Investigation revealed there was an explosion in the parkade, resulting in the area being evacuated.

Police say Kosolowsky was located in a vehicle and taken to hospital, where he died from his injury. They say Kosolowsky’s injuries were not caused by interaction with police.

While police were investigating, a second explosion occurred in the same parkade.

Kosolowsky’s family released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying they were “shocked and devastated” from the incident.

“We are working in cooperation with the RCMP to assist in any capacity with the investigation,” the statement reads. “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.”

The family has asked for privacy.

The parkade at the Community Centre will remain secured by police, but roadblocks surrounding the area will be removed. The area outside the Parkade has been deemed safe. More investigation into the explosions in the parkade will take several days.

RCMP continue to investigate the motive, and say there was no known threat to schools in the surrounding area.

Strathcona County has decided to keep the Community Hall closed to the general public at this time.

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