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City records 28th homicide of year

Police investigate a homicide in the 800 block of Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg last week. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press)

MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Police investigate a homicide in the 800 block of Pritchard Avenue in Winnipeg last week. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press)

Detectives are investigating the city’s 28th homicide of the year after a man died at an apartment building in the 400 block of Elgin Avenue Saturday morning.

Police said emergency personnel responded to a call around 1:40 a.m. about an unresponsive man inside a suite.

He was dead when they arrived, police said.

Police asked anyone with information to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

On Sunday morning, police said a woman’s body had been found in St. Boniface near a business.

Emergency crews responded to a report of an unresponsive person in the 400 block of Provencher Boulevard at about 8:25 a.m., police said.

Members of the major crimes unit are investigating the case.

Police said they would not release any details until an autopsy had been done.

The most recent homicide in Winnipeg before the weekend took place on Thursday morning. Officers responded to a report of an injured man in the 800 block of Pritchard Avenue at about 9:30 a.m.

The man, in his 20s, was taken to hospital and later died.

Police have not identified the man or provided details about the cause of death.

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Updated on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10:35 PM CDT: Edited

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