Winnipeg, November 26, 2023 - As reported yesterday in the WInnipeg Tribune, a mass shooting in Winnipeg unfolded in the early hours of November 26, leaving multiple fatalities and critical injuries at a multi-dwelling residence in the 100 block of Langside Street.
Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth addressed the media during a press conference today, revealing the grim details of the incident. Despite the active investigation, Smyth emphasized that the police currently have no identified suspects. "It's not like a TV show," Smyth emphasized, speaking to the complexities of real-time police work.
The extent of the danger posed by the suspect or suspects remains a matter of concern, with Chief Smyth highlighting uncertainties regarding the number of assailants involved in the tragic event. The shooting took place within a multi-suite dwelling that was known to law enforcement prior to the incident.
Four people were killed as a result of the shootings, Crystal Shannon Beardy, 34, her sister Stephanie Amanda Beardy, 33; Melelek Leseri Lesike, 29; and Dylan Maxwell Lavallee, 41. One man, a 55 year old, remains in hospital in critical condition.
This event marks the tenth file the Homicide Unit has opened in November alone, contributing to a total of 38 homicides recorded in Winnipeg this year. The Homicide Unit continues to delve into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident, urging anyone with relevant information or video surveillance footage to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.
Authorities have requested that individuals who might possess crucial information contact the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508, reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 204-786-TIPS, or submit information online at winnipegcrimestoppers.org.