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Police investigate at Lord Selkirk Park, a Manitoba Housing project common area on Robinson Street, that left one person dead.

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A man was killed during an early morning fight in a courtyard outside a North End apartment complex early this morning.

Another man was taken to hospital after the incident which occurred around 4 a.m. in the cemented courtyard area, which is bordered on all sides by apartment buildings and located near Robinson Street and Flora Avenue.

Residents of the area, including families trying to get children ready for school, were upset by the incident which appeared to have occurred only a few feet from a large climbing rock for children.

Police used yellow tape to block off the area in a large square and place several tarps over some patio furniture.

One woman, who declined to give her name, said her husband witnessed the incident and was with police giving a statement.

"We could hear it, our window was open. We saw them out there. Two guys were fighting on the ground and one guy stabbed the other guy a couple of times with it," she said, noting the weapon resembled a machete. "They weren’t from around here, for sure. We’ve lived here a long time."

She said the men were on bicycles.

A man who was staying with his girlfriend in an apartment overlooking the area said his van was vandalized.

"My windows are all smashed out. I need it for work so I don’t know if I can use it today," he said, adding before he went to bed he saw a group of people drinking in the courtyard but didn’t hear anything after that. "It (the vandalism) happened around the same time."

Corinne Murdock, a resident of an apartment across from the crime scene, said she heard what was possibly a party going on out in the courtyard and sirens later woke her. As she readied her children, aged 7 and 8, for school, she was clearly shaken by the incident that occurred not far from her door.

"Stuff like this going on, it’s kind of scary," she said, "A few years back there was a shooting here and one of the bullets went through my window. That was kind of scary so I’m worried for the kids now.

"Something like this can happen during the day too."

She said there’s been "stabbings, shootings, fights, partying" in the complex.

The homicide happened just hours after more than 100 Winnipeggers gathered in the North End for the 35th Take Back the Night march against violence on Thursday night.

It’s the 17th homicide of 2013 in Winnipeg, and third this month.

On Sept. 4, Winnipeg police released details about a double homicide in a Wolseley-area suite. The bodies of a man and a woman were found in a suite on Chestnut Street.

ashley.prest@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM CDT: Updates with information from scene.

11:29 AM: Adds photo

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