Man shot in West End becomes 14th homicide of year
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This article was published 19/04/2022 (412 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Winnipeg investigators are probing the 14th homicide of the year after the death of a man who was shot at a Sargent Avenue apartment block Monday.
Police haven’t released the victim’s identity or age.
Officers found the seriously injured man when they arrived at the Adanac block on the corner of Sargent Avenue and Beverley Street around 5 p.m. Monday. He was taken to the Health Sciences Centre, and later died.
A clerk at a nearby store said there are unconfirmed reports a dispute erupted at a party.
“(A customer) told me they were having a party — the guy who died — and some people were not happy with that, they were making noise (in the apartment block),” said the clerk, who didn’t want to be identified.
Blood-soaked litter remained on the sidewalk in front of the dingy, three-storey apartment Tuesday, where blue police chalk pointed to blood stains in front of one of the doors. The building was smeared with blood, as a police cruiser sat watch over the torn-down crime scene.
Alejandra Fernandez, who works at Lisbon Bakery to the east of the Adanac, said her boss asked whether she saw police still on the scene when she came in on Tuesday — they had been “all over” the neighbourhood Monday.
“It shocked me but it didn’t surprise me,” said 20-year-old Fernandez of the shooting.
“(It made me feel) kind of unsafe… I’ve had sketchy people or people on drugs come in — but it’s never been anything as (serious) as somebody dying right next door.”
She plans to be more vigilant.
“What else could I do to make it safer around here, but keep my eye out,” Fernandez asked rhetorically.
Police have asked anyone with information to call the homicide unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.
The homicide unit has taken over the investigation of a suspicious death of a man at an apartment at 480 Elgin Ave. Sunday. The cause of death hasn’t been released and no arrest has been made.
Erik Pindera reports for the city desk, with a particular focus on crime and justice.