By David Klassen
Winnipeg has recorded its 39th homicide of the year, with less than a day to go in 2011.
Police responded to a home in the 600 block of Selkirk Avenue at about 5 a.m. on Saturday after reports of a shooting. Once there, an adult man was located with injuries and transported to hospital in critical condition. A 30-year-old woman was also taken to hospital after being shot, and is listed in stable condition. The man later succumbed to his injuries.
Police say a number of people were at the residence at the time of the shooting.
It’s a record year for homicides in the city, surpassing the previous record of 34 reached in 2004.
Winnipeg police are continuing to investigate and haven’t yet made any arrests. A number of people are being interviewed by investigators.
The man’s name and age haven’t been released.
UPDATE: January 1, 2012 — The victim has been identified at Michael Warren Sinclair, 46, of Winnipeg.