LOCAL NEWS

SHOTS FIRED – Bullets Fly on Langside Street

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WPS officers flooded into the area of 500 Langside Street on Tuesday afternoon responding to reports of a shooting.

Media reports indicate that a woman in her mid twenties was carried from a residence on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance.  Other reports indicate a male victim had also been shot.

WPS TST (Tactical Support Team) members were observed at the scene securing the area.

The WPS confirmed they were investigating a shooting at the scene but released little other information.

INSIDER COMMENTARY:

At one time, Langside Street was considered to be one of the most dangerous streets in all of North America due to an inordinate number of reported murders, shootings, stabbings, robberies and assaults.

In recent years, the area has become known as a hot bed for criminal street gang activity as rival street gangs have significant representation in the area.

A youth worker interviewed by the Winnipeg Free Press indicated he was “90 % positive” the shooting was gang related as a result of a turf war between the Indian Posse, Mad Cowz and the Manitoba Warriors.

If this is the case, it’s going to be a long summer for the WPS.

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