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Man shot by Winnipeg police during alleged assault downtown

A man is recovering in hospital after being shot by Winnipeg police during an alleged assault near the city's core Friday evening. Arsalan Saeed / Global News

A man is recovering in hospital after being shot by Winnipeg police during an alleged assault near the city’s core.

Police say officers were sent to the 200 block of Princess Street shortly after 11 p.m. Friday responding to a report that two men were fighting outside.

Police say they witnessed an assault in progress involving a weapon. An officer then shot one of the men who police described as a “non-compliant suspect.”

A man is recovering in hospital after being shot by Winnipeg police during an alleged assault near the city’s core Friday evening. Arsalan Saeed / Global News

That person, a man in his 20s, was brought to hospital in unstable condition, but has since been upgraded to stable.

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The victim of the assault, a man in his 40s, was also brought to hospital in unstable condition, but he was upgraded to stable.

Police say the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has been notified and will be investigating.

A spokesperson for Siloam Mission told Global News in an email that the shooting occurred in their parking lot.

“Our understanding is that no Siloam guests or staff were involved or affected, and we are very grateful for that,” the spokesperson wrote.

“It seems entirely unrelated to us.”

They went on to say their drop-in services were closed for most of Saturday, but expected to reopen by mid-afternoon.

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