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GUN FIRE CLAIMS VICTIM – Details Scant

Guns & Ammo 2

On April 20, 2015 at 12:40 am, police and emergency services personnel responded to the area of Highfield Street and Chandos Ave regarding a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, an adult male was located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The man was transported to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The WPS Homicide Unit is investigating.

Police have declined to release further information at this time.

The man killed in this incident is the sixth (6th) reported homicide victim in Winnipeg this year.

UPDATE:

April 22, 2015

Police have identified the victim as Garry Godson (32) of Winnipeg.

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

April a Deadly Month

In 2015, three of the six reported homicides occurred during the month of April.

  • April 10 – Myles Monias (37) found in a bus shelter in the area of Main Street and Pioneer Ave the apparent victim of a deadly beating.
  • April 17 – Godfrey Hayden (27) stabbed to death in the area of the 700 block of Selkirk Ave.
  • April 20 – Victim yet to be identified shot to death in the area of Highfield Street and Chandos Ave.

All three of these killings remain unsolved.

In 2014, the WPS Homicide Unit investigated a total of five (5) homicide cases during the month of April.

All five (5) cases were solved.

The year ended with a total of twenty-five (25) killings with all but two (2) cases being solved.

FACTOIDS:

Previous dates when Winnipeg Recorded the sixth (6th) Homicide of the year;

2014 – April 12
2013 – May 17
2012 – Feb 21
2011 – Feb 18 (Record Year – 41 Homicides)
2010 – May 4
2009 – Jan 31
2008 – Mar 29
2007 – Mar 17
2006 – Mar 4
2005 – April 30
2004 – March 30 (Previous Record Year – 34 Homicides) (100% solvency)

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