Police Probe Two Homicides in Winnipeg’s Homeless Community

Police Probe Two Homicides in Winnipeg’s Homeless Community

Hargrave Street Homicide
Winnipeg police on scene of a homicide on Hargrave Street, north of Portage Avenue between Hargrave and Carlton Street on Saturday, April 25, 2015. (SHAWN MCLEOD / FOR CHRISD.CA)
Homicide Suspect
Police are looking to identify this man as a suspect in relation to the homicides. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police have two active homicide investigations on their hands involving two homeless victims.

The first incident happened Saturday at around 12:45 a.m. when a deceased male was found at the rear of 329 Hargrave Street.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., a man was found deceased at the rear of 333 Portage Avenue.

Police believe the killer is responsible for both incidents and the victims were targeted. Police are asking the city’s homeless community or those who frequent the streets to use caution and avoid secluded areas.

Autopsies are pending in both cases.

Anyone with information or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

— Staff