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Winnipeg police investigate New Year’s Eve homicide

A Winnipeg police vehicle. Shane Gibson/Global News

Winnipeg homicide investigators are looking into the death of a man at an Alexander Avenue residence.

Police said they were called about a man who had been seriously injured in the 300 block of Alexander just before 2:30 Friday morning. Officers found the man dead.

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This marks Winnipeg’s 43rd homicide of 2021.

Const. Jay Murray told 680 CJOB that seeing such a high number is concerning.

“There’s somewhat a reflection on the level of violence that we’re seeing,” Murray said.

“The nature of homicides is that they’re also partially random. To have a homicide count in the 40s is concerning, and something we don’t like to see.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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