On Friday, September 20, 2013 shortly after 4:00 am, emergency services personnel were dispatched to the 100 block of Robinson Street regarding the report of an assault.
On arrival, two (2) adult male victims were located, one male was transported to hospital in stable condition while the second male was transported in critical condition and has since succumbed to his injuries.
Police indicate no further information is available at this time.
This investigation is in the early stages and is continuing. Anyone who has any information regarding this incident or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at (204) 986-6508.
This killing represents the 19th murder reported in Winnipeg for 2013.*
Ironically, the murder comes only hours after North end residents participated in the 35th annual “Take Back the Night” march against violence.
The incident is the third reported Homicide for the month of September. A double homicide in Wolseley reported earlier in the month remains unsolved.
*The WPS have still not included the deaths of the Gibson children in their 2013 Homicide stats. As a result, news agencies are reporting this incident as Homicide #17.
Historical dates when WPS recorded the 19th murder of the year:
- 2012 – July 22
- 2011 – July 16
- 2010 – October 10
- 2009 – September 6
- 2008 – July 24
- 2007 – September 15
- 2006 – November 15
- 2005 – September 10