May 24, 2020 Media Releases

Weekend Update

The Winnipeg Police Service experienced a particularly busy 24 hour period from Saturday morning, May 23, until Sunday morning, May 24. The following is a  brief overview of some of the resource-intensive calls:

  • Saturday, 10:55 a.m., WPS responded to a report of an adult female that had been stabbed on Pacific Avenue. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition but has since been stabilized. A female was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault.
  • At 3:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of gunshots on Bannatyne Avenue. The WPS Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate this incident.
  • At 8:20 p.m., officers responded to the area of Sargent Avenue and Furby Street for a male that had been shot. The victim is recovering in hospital, and the Major Crimes Unit is continuing with the investigation.
  • 9:55 p.m, officers responded to a report of gunshots on Dufferin Avenue. The WPS Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate this incident.
  • 10:55 p.m., officers responded to a report of a male spotted with a gun on Sutton Ave. This investigation is ongoing.
  • 11:20 p.m., officers responded to a male that had been stabbed in the 500 block of Portage Avenue. The victim is recovering in hospital, and the Major Crimes Unit is continuing with the investigation.
  • Sunday, 1:45 a.m., officers responded to a male that had been stabbed on Mountain Avenue. The victim is recovering in hospital. One male was detained.
  • Sunday, 1:50 a.m., officers responded to a male that had been stabbed on Logan Avenue. The victim is recovering in hospital, and the investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Including the above incidents, officers responded to 14 reports of gunfire in the 24-hour period.
 
The Winnipeg Police Service triages 911 on a priority basis. We thank the public for their patience during this period.


Homicide – Investigation: C20-113477

On May 21, 2020, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Winnipeg Police General Patrol Units responded to a residence in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue for a report of a male that had been shot. Responding units located an adult male on the front steps of the house suffering from gunshot wounds. The 23-year-old victim was transported to hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).