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APRIL DEADLY MONTH IN CITY OF WINNIPEG

WINNIPEG MURDER SCENE (PHOTO JGJ)
WINNIPEG MURDER SCENE (PHOTO JGJ)

The Winnipeg Police Service is reporting the fourth (4th) homicide recorded in the month of April.

To date, there have been seven (7) murders reported in the City of Winnipeg in 2014.

The latest killing occurred on April 19, 2014, shortly after 11:00 pm, when emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Dufferin Avenue and Salter Street regarding the report of an injured male on the road.

On arrival, a seventeen (17) year old male was located suffering from upper body injuries. He was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

A second injured male, eighteen (18) years of age, was located nearby.  He was transported to hospital in critical condition.

Several people have been interviewed by Homicide Detectives and the investigation is ongoing.

Police did not release the names of the victims or any information regarding potential suspects.

No further information is available at this time.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information regarding this matter is being asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

UPDATE:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Police report the eighteen (18) year old victim has been upgraded to stable condition.

FACTOIDS:

The month of April had been a deadly one in Winnipeg in recent years.

Historical Homicides in the month of April;

  • 2013 – 3
  • 2012 – 4
  • 2011 – 2
  • 2010 – 3
  • 2009 – 1

Previous dates when Winnipeg recorded the 7th Homicide of the year:

2013 – May 17
2012 – Mar 9
2011 – Feb 18 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
2010 – May 11
2009 – April 10
2008 – Mar 29
2007 – Mar 26
2006 – Mar 25
2005 – May 9
2004 – April 16 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides 100% solvency)

3 Comments

  1. Prevention really is the best approach. Challenging when there is no empirical data to confirm that specific events did not happen, so speculation on why these non-events didn’t happen is wide open. Takes a long term perspective to demonstrate a change in relatively unpredictable occurrences- trending rather than counting.

  2. Homicide is one of those crimes that is extremely difficult to predict.

    Homicide numbers do sometimes spike when the weather is exceedingly hot.

    Law Enforcement often struggles to find proactive measures that might help reduce Homicide numbers.

    Having said that, the new “crime prevention through social development” approach coming from the Public Safety Building might do just that.

    We’ll just have to wait and see…

  3. The month of April, 2014 is now as deadly as the single day of March 29th, 2008 (which recorded the city’s 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th homicides of that year). January of 2009 had six homicides.

    Are there patterns to homicides? Times of day, day of week, month of year when homicides are more likely to occur? Or is it interesting but not particularly significant?

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