Two Men Killed in North End Shootings, Suspect Still at Large

Paramedics wheel an injured person to a waiting ambulance Saturday night after a shooting in the 400 block of Dufferin Avenue. Two other shootings also occurred in the area, and police continue to search for a suspect. (SHAUN MCLEOD)

Residents in the North End of the city are still on high alert after three separate shootings claimed the lives of two men and critically wounded a third person on Saturday night.

Winnipeg police say two adult males succumbed to their injuries last night, and a 13-year-old girl remains in hospital after suffering upper body injuries.

The shootings rang out in the William Whyte neighbourhood in the 200 block of Stella Walk, 400 block of Dufferin Avenue and in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue.

The three separate incidents occurred between 8:40 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. and are believed to all be random in nature. A link between all three shootings hasn’t yet been determined.

So far no arrests have been made, and police continue to search for a suspect, who they say may be in their 20s. Police say the suspect either fled on foot or on a bike.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact police at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Winnipeg police investigate a bullet hole through the window of a home in the 200 block of Stella Walk on Sunday, October 24, 2010. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)
A police cruiser guards the crime scene in the 400 block of Dufferin Avenue on Sunday, October 24, 2010. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)
A police cruiser guards the crime scene in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue on Sunday, October 24, 2010. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)
Winnipeg Police Service Const. Jason Michalyshen updates the media on the rash of shootings during a morning news conference at the Public Safety Building on Sunday, October 24, 2010. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)


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