Multiple Stabbings, Shootings in Winnipeg

Multiple Stabbings, Shootings

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Police Service says three men are recovering from serious injuries after units were kept busy yesterday investigating multiple stabbings and shootings across the city.

Early Wednesday morning, police say General Patrol officers responded to a report that a man had been stabbed at a hotel on Main St. The victim, an employee of the hotel, was taken to hospital in unstable condition, where he remains. Less than an hour later, officers responded to a report that a man in his 30s had been stabbed at a home on William Ave. The victim was also taken to hospital.

Winnipeg police also say they responded to a report that a man had been shot in the lower body and was lying in the roadway on Mountain Ave. near Salter St. A transit bus stopped near the victim before police arrived, and responding officers administered first aid while waiting for an ambulance to rush the man to hospital. While the WPS tactical support team was seen at a home near the corner of Mountain Ave. and Aikens St. that afternoon reportedly detaining two people, police say no arrests have been made in the shooting near Salter St.

Police are also investigating a shooting that took place on Tuesday afternoon on Maryland St. Responding officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and administered first aid before the victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate all four cases, and anyone with information about any of them is asked to call 204-986-9216 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

TOPICS:   Winnipeg Crime

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