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Third slaying in Winnipeg on Canada Day weekend

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Winnipeg police investigate in the 300 block of Langside Street on Sunday, the scene of Winnipeg's third killing over the long weekend.


Winnipeg police investigate in the 300 block of Langside Street on Sunday, the scene of Winnipeg's third killing over the long weekend. Photo Store

An assault early Sunday morning has become the third slaying of Winnipeg's holiday weekend.

On Sunday at approximately 5:30 a.m. members of the Winnipeg Police Service were dispatched to the 300 block of Langside Street where they found an elderly man who had been assaulted. The victim was transported to hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

The 300 block of Langside remained cordoned off Sunday afternoon as police investigated. Reports also indicate a raid on a house on Furby Street, with WPS officers removing several people from the home.

The investigation is being continued by members of the homicide unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6508.

Earlier in the day police confirmed two men involved in separate stabbings early Saturday morning had died from their injuries.

"It's been a vey taxing weekend with what has transpired," said WPS spokesman Const. Eric Hofley. "We do, on occasion, see these clusters of events.

"In the six months I've been with the (information services) unit, this has been the busiest time for the homicide unit."


Updated on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM CDT: Corrects headline, relates story

2:17 PM: Adds raid on Furby Street

3:04 PM: Adds comments

7:23 PM: adds photo

11:45 PM: corrects typo

July 1, 2013 at 11:21 AM: Langside fixed

11:23 AM: fix cutline

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