Police looking for witnesses to the attack, which sent a man to hospital in life-threatening condition.
A 65-year-old man who was severely beaten in a random attack in southeast Edmonton is quiet and well-liked by neighbours and family, who remain shocked at the assault.
William Vernon, a long-time resident of the neighbourhood. He was rushed to hospital in life-threatening condition after what police have called a “violent, random attack” in the Pollard Meadows neighbourhood on Wednesday.
Vernon has lived in the residential neighbourhood for more than 30 years. He could frequently be seen walking in the area and visiting the library.
The attack occurred around 3:30 p.m. near a walking path that connects the neighbourhood to a busy thoroughfare.
One suspect is in custody, but police are still looking for witnesses.