May 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Updated: May 26, 2019 2:38 pm

Winnipeg police investigating two weekend homicides

WATCH: Winnipeg police looking for answers in the city's two latest homicides.

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The Winnipeg Police Service is investigating two deaths they believe to be homicides.

On Friday, May 24, just after 5 p.m., officers were called to a residence on Greencrest Avenue in Fort Richmond. Immediately after they arrived, a man was located dead inside a house in the 900 block.

READ MORE: North End stabbing is city’s 16th homicide say Winnipeg police

Less than 12 hours later, officers were called to a home on Simcoe Street in the Wolseley neighbourhood.

They found a woman who appeared to have been stabbed. She was immediately taken to hospital in critical condition, and later pronounced dead.

Police say the number of homicides this year is alarming.

“Last year we finished the year with 22 homicides and I believe we didn’t hit that 18 threshold until November 10 last year. Obviously that’s a significant change from last year from what we’re seeing so far this year,” Winnipeg Police Cst. Jay Murray said.

Winnipeg Police investigate a homicide on Simcoe Street

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These are the 17th and 18th homicides of the year in Winnipeg.

“The nature of homicides is that they’re incredibly random and difficult to predict,” Murray said.

Both investigations are ongoing and in the hands of the Winnipeg Police Homicide Unit.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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