On June 24, 2013, at approximately 1:30 am, members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the area of Sherbrook Street and Wolseley Ave regarding the sound of gun fire.
Police report that gun fire resulted in injuries for an unidentified male who is currently listed in critical condition.
Members of the Major Crimes Unit are currently leading the investigation and Police are maintaining a presence in the area.
Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the shooting contact investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.
When serious shootings such as this occur, an assessment is made regarding the potential for the case to evolve into a Homicide Investigation. When death is imminent, members of the Homicide Unit are called to investigate. When a prognosis is in question, investigators from the Major Crimes Unit are often called to conduct the investigation.
Major Crimes Detectives often investigate Homicide cases when the Homicide Unit is tied up on a new case or if they have worked a case for a lengthy period of continuous overtime.
So far in 2013, the WPS have recorded a total of nine (9) homicides.
In 2012, the WPS recorded a total of seventeen (17) killings by this time in June.