Identities of Saturday’s Shooting Victims Released

A 13-year-old girl was wounded after gunfire rang out at this housing complex in the 200 block of Stella Walk on Saturday, October 23, 2010. (SHAUN MCLEOD)

The three shootings that rocked the North End on Saturday night still haven’t led police to a suspect, but a detailed description of the man believed to be responsible for at least one incident has now been released.

Police are looking for a male in his late teens or early 20s, Aboriginal in appearance and approximately 6 feet tall with a skinny build. The suspect is being sought in relation to the shooting in the 200 block of Stella Walk that left 13-year-old girl in critical condition at around 8:25 p.m. She has since been upgraded to stable condition.

The suspect was also wearing dark coloured clothing and left the scene riding a dark coloured mountain bike.

The second shooting occurred at about 8:40 p.m. in the 400 block of Dufferin Avenue, claiming the life of 35-year-old Thomas Beardy of Winnipeg.

The suspect in this incident is described as an adult male or female who was wearing dark clothing.

At about 9:15 p.m., a third person was shot in the 400 block of Boyd Avenue, which killed 52-year-old Ian Layton MacDonald of Winnipeg.

The suspect in this case is described as an Aboriginal male about 5’8″ tall and wearing dark clothing. He may have been accompanied by a woman.

Police haven’t yet linked all three shootings and are asking for the public’s assistance with any information they may have to call them at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

Meanwhile, Attorney General Andrew Swan vowed Monday to make whatever additional provincial government resources available to the Winnipeg police in assisting with their investigation.


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