WINNIPEG — Three people have died following an early Sunday morning shooting in the 100 block of Langside Street.
Police were called to the scene just after 4 a.m. and located five people who had been shot.
A man and a woman were pronounced deceased, while three additional victims were transported to hospital in critical condition. One man has since succumbed to his injuries. Another man and a woman remain in hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Winnipeg police say due to the gravity of the incident, investigators will be on scene for an extended period of time.
Further details are expected to be released in the coming days.
In statements released on social media, Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham called the shooting “shocking and disturbing” while Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew said it was “a terrible act of violence.”
Both thanked first responders and said their thoughts are with the victims, their families and the community.
“Acts of violence like this are a troubling reminder that there is still too much violent crime, and too much gun-related crime in our city. It’s critical that we work with the provincial and federal governments and community partners to strengthen our approach to public safety,” Gillingham’s statement read.
Kinew, meanwhile, said he’s asked his justice minister to work with the city to “strengthen our shared approach to public safety.”
Anyone with video surveillance or information on the shooting is asked to contact police at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS.
— With files from The Canadian Press