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Man shot on Selkirk Avenue Winnipeg’s latest homicide, city on pace with most violent year on record

Winnipeg police say 1 man dead from gunshot wounds
Winnipeg Police Const. Rob Carver provided an update on Friday about a homicide that occurred Thursday. Police said a 23-year-old was found with gunshot wounds and was transported to hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced deceased. He said the shooting does not appear to be random in nature.

A man found shot on the front steps of a home in the North End is the city’s latest homicide victim.

Police found the wounded man on the front steps of a home in the 700 block of Selkirk Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after receiving a 911 call reporting the shooting.

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The 23-year-old man was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he later died.

The homicide is the city’s 16th of 2020.

Winnipeg police spokesperson Const. Rob Carver wouldn’t say how many times the man was shot or if police have identified a suspect at a Friday morning press conference.

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He said it’s too early to say if the shooting is gang related, but did say investigators don’t believe the homicide was random.

The victim isn’t being identified until next of kin notifications are made, Carver said.

Carver said the victim was known to police.

Anyone with information about the shooting  death is asked to call investigators at the homicide unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS.

Homicides on pace with 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Winnipeg appears to be keeping a similar pace for the number of homicides as it saw in 2019 — when the city ended up with record-setting number of homicides.

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Last year, when Winnipeg ultimately saw 44 homicides, police say there had been 16 slayings by May 22.

Winnipeg’s 15th homicide victim of 2020, Marie Morin, 46, died in hospital after she was found injured in a suite at an apartment building in the 300-block of Redwood Avenue Friday night.

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Brandon Carl Starnyski, a 45-year-old man from Winnipeg, has been charged with second-degree murder and failure to comply with a probation order in connection to her killing.

Police believe Morin had been visiting her boyfriend when she was assaulted and suffered a significant laceration.

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