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Stabbing city's latest homicide

Woman finds other victim who survived leaning against her car in back lane

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Back alley scene between Dufferin and Stella where an 18 year old was found stabbed. He is in the hospital in critical condition, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A 17 year old was killed at the corner of Dufferin and Salter. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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Back alley scene between Dufferin and Stella where an 18 year old was found stabbed. He is in the hospital in critical condition, Sunday, April 20, 2014. A 17 year old was killed at the corner of Dufferin and Salter. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

A North End woman says she was unafraid when one of two stabbing victims -- one of whom later died -- suddenly appeared, leaning against her vehicle in a back lane on Saturday night.

"I wasn't afraid at all -- it was just we had some excitement," the woman, who asked that her name not be used, said on Sunday.

The woman said she had just returned home when "I opened up the garage door (from the inside) and he was there leaning against the car."

"He was saying he was stabbed. I told him I didn't have a cellphone so I said 'I don't know how to help you.' Then I saw a light on at my neighbour's across the alley so I went there."

'I wasn't afraid at all -- it was just we had some excitement'

-- woman who found one of the victims in back lane (above)

The woman said when she returned, the man, who police say is 18, had collapsed in the back lane between Dufferin and Stella avenues.

"He showed me his front and said he was stabbed there and in the back, too... the guy thought he was stabbed three times, but a paramedic thought five times.

"I'd never seen him before. He said he was from Ontario."

The woman said that man was rushed to hospital where later on Sunday he was listed in critical condition.

Winnipeg police said the other stabbing victim -- a 17-year-old boy -- died shortly after being rushed to hospital.

The boy was the city's seventh homicide victim of 2014.

Police were releasing few details on Sunday, but said the 17-year-old was found suffering from upper-body injuries at Dufferin and Salter Street, just north of the Slaw Rebchuk Bridge, just after 11 p.m.

They asked anyone with any pertinent information to call homicide investigators at 204-986-6509 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

A small pool of blood on the ground and a white napkin spotted with blood were still visible in the back lane in front of the woman's garage several hours after the incident.

Meanwhile, the woman said it's not the first time a victim of violence has been found by her garage. She said the body of Tatia Ulm, 39, was left in a garbage bin beside her garage in May 2005.

Ulm's homicide remains unsolved.

kevin.rollason@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 21, 2014 A3

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