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New Year Begins With Shooting Incident at a Winnipeg Lounge


Winnipeg Police responded to a reported shooting that left a young woman injured
Winnipeg Police responded to a shooting.

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune


Winnipeg, January 2, 2024 - In the early hours of January 1, a disturbing incident unfolded at a lounge in the 200 block of St. Mary Avenue. Police responded to a reported shooting, with the incident leaving a young woman injured and prompting an ongoing investigation by the Major Crimes Unit.


At approximately 1:30 a.m., the Winnipeg Police received reports of gunfire at the lounge. In a coordinated effort, they were quickly joined by the Tactical Support Team and the K9 Unit to secure the scene and begin their investigation.


Inside the establishment, officers discovered a female victim in her twenties who had sustained a gunshot wound. Immediate first aid was administered by the responding officers, including the use of a tourniquet, to control the bleeding and stabilize her condition. She was transported to a nearby hospital for further medical attention, where she is reported to be in stable condition.


Fortunately, no other individuals were injured during the incident, which unfolded in the bustling entertainment district of downtown Winnipeg.


The Winnipeg Police Service's Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation into this disturbing incident. At this stage, preliminary findings suggest that the victim was not the intended target of the shooting. Detectives are working diligently to identify the suspect or suspects responsible for the incident and are urging anyone with information to come forward.


The Winnipeg Police Service has appealed to the community for assistance in solving this case. They are encouraging individuals who may have witnessed the incident or captured video footage on their cell phones to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219. For those who wish to provide information anonymously, Crime Stoppers can be reached at 204-786-TIPS or through the organization's website at winnipegcrimestoppers.org.

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