12/18/2013 10:21 EST | Updated 02/17/2014 05:59 EST

Homicide squad kept busy after night of violence on Edmonton's streets

EDMONTON - A night of violence has left two people dead and a third in critical condition after separate stabbings in Edmonton.

Police say a man in his 30s was fatally injured outside a downtown convenience store early Tuesday evening.

Hours later, officers were called to a south-side motel where a 26-year-old man had been wounded in a parking lot.

Both victims died in hospital.

The third stabbing happened in a central-area neighbourhood and also involved a man, but he's expected to survive despite suffering critical injuries.

Suspects are being sought in all three cases. (CHED)

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the man in his 30s was injured early Wednesday evening.