Cops: Stab­bings may be linked

Winnipeg Sun - - NEWS -

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a pair of stab­bings that oc­curred Sun­day night within an hour of each other and in close prox­im­ity.

At around 9:55 p.m., po­lice re­sponded to the re­port of a male be­ing as­saulted in the area of El­lice Av­enue and Mcmicken Street. A 16-yearold boy was walk­ing in the area when he was at­tacked by a num­ber of sus­pects and stabbed. He was taken to hos­pi­tal where he re­mains in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

About 50 minutes later, po­lice re­sponded to a sep­a­rate call in­volv­ing the stab­bing of a sec­ond male in the 400 block of Gra­ham Av­enue. An 19-year-old male was treated at the scene for non­life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

Po­lice said in­ves­ti­ga­tors are pur­su­ing the pos­si­bil­ity that the two in­ci­dents are re­lated. How­ever, this has not been con­firmed.

“We prob­a­bly won’t know if they are linked un­til we make ar­rests.” said po­lice spokesper­son Const. Rob Carver.

Of­fi­cers were at the scene of the El­lice and Mcmicken in­ci­dent for much of the day Mon­day.

As well, po­lice were at the scene Mon­day of a third in­ci­dent at Don­ald and El­lice where an as­sault oc­curred at around 12:45 p.m. The vic­tim, an adult male, was taken to hos­pi­tal in sta­ble con­di­tion. No fur­ther de­tails were re­leased.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion into all of these in­ci­dents is con­tin­u­ing by mem­bers of the Ma­jor Crimes Unit. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on any of these in­ci­dents is asked to in­ves­ti­ga­tors at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stop­pers at 204-786TIPS (8477).

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