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Stabbing in downtown Winnipeg apartment sends two to hospital

Paramedics transporting a victim to hospital following an incident at a Portage Avenue apartment building.
Paramedics transporting a victim to hospital following an incident at a Portage Avenue apartment building. Joe Scarpelli / Global News

Note: This story contains graphic photos. Discretion is advised.

 

Winnipeg police are investigating a stabbing at an upscale downtown apartment building where two men were taken to hospital in unstable condition early Sunday.

Officers and paramedics responded to The Avenue building at 265 Portage Ave. shortly after 1 a.m.

Blood on the walls on the inside of 265 Portage Ave. early Sunday morning.
Blood on the walls on the inside of 265 Portage Ave. early Sunday morning. Joe Scarpelli / Global News

Police said the victims – who didn’t live in the building – have since been upgraded to stable condition. No suspects are currently in custody.

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Blood near the stairwell inside the apartment.
Blood near the stairwell inside the apartment. Joe Scarpelli / Global News

Trails of blood could be seen inside the building leading from a fifth-floor unit out to the sidewalk, and there were bloody hand prints and blood spatters on one of the elevator doors.

Blood on the floor in the entranceway of The Avenue apartment building.
Blood on the floor in the entranceway of The Avenue apartment building. Joe Scarpelli / Global News

As of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, there were still three police cruisers at the scene, with police tape marking off a large swath of the north sidewalk on Portage Avenue between Smith Street and Garry Street. Firefighters were on scene mid-afternoon, washing away the pools and spatters of blood from the sidewalk with a fire hose and a broom.

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Blood spatter on the elevator doors inside the apartment.
Blood spatter on the elevator doors inside the apartment. Joe Scarpelli / Global News

Resident Laura Murray was shaken up by the incident.

“It was a little unsettling, honestly. I woke up this morning… came down and I was just little shocked, because it feels pretty safe down here,” Laura Murray said.

— with files from Erik Pindera