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Langside killing a random attack, police believe

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A 20-year-old man fatally shot while walking down the street in daylight was apparently an innocent bystander, Winnipeg police said Wednesday.

Nigel Dixon and a woman were walking in the 500 block of Langside Street about 4 p.m. Tuesday when both were shot. The woman survived.

Police have not arrested anyone and the shooter is believed to be at large.

Const. Eric Hofley said the victims were not known to police, but they did know each other.

Both were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The woman is now in stable condition. Dixon died in hospital Tuesday evening.

Emergency crews went to the scene Tuesday shortly after 4 p.m. Six cruisers, three ambulances and the dog unit were in the area as the police helicopter patrolled overhead.

At a news conference Wednesday, Hofley would only say the investigation is in its early stages and police are still analyzing the scene. Police still have a large section of the Langside area taped off.

Dixon's death marks Winnipeg's fourth homicide of the year.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the homicide unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

steph.crosier@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 4, 2013 A4

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