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Langside rooming house incident confirmed as city’s 10th homicide

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Winnipeg police investigate a 'serious incident' at 456 Langside Street. The incident took place Sunday evening – Mar 18, 2019

Winnipeg police say they were called to the scene of a homicide on Sunday night, prompting the closure of the street’s back alley.

Police were called to a rooming house at 456 Langside St. at about 7 p.m.

Police said Monday that that a man had been assaulted and was transported to hospital in unstable condition, where he has since died.

They say the back lane will remain closed off on Monday while the Homicide Unit continues to investigate.

A reliable source tells Global News at least one man was taken to hospital after being stabbed.

The front of the house Sunday evening. Elisha Dacey/Global News

One witness told Global News that he lives in the house and the victim’s name was Charles, however, Global could not immediately confirm if the man lives in the home or the victim’s identity.

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Employees at nearby restaurant Sultan’s Shawarma said police asked for video footage from their camera in the back, however, the camera wasn’t operating.

Police at the scene did say the scene would be closed at least until morning and asked people to avoid the area.

-With files from Matt Abra and Sam Thompson

The back alley behind Langside Street near Ellice Avenue was closed off Sunday night. Elish a Dacey/Global News

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