Shots Fired at Winnipeg Rooming House

Around 4:30 a.m. Dec. 30, 2009 at 624/626 Balmoral St., between Notre Dame and Cumberland Ave., (in the city's Central Park neighbourhood), gun shots were fired at a rooming house.

A man from the rooming house was shot. Reports say he is in his late 20's or early 30's. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition suffering from wounds to his upper body. Reports from the scene say the man was hit in the face and the neck area with a blast from a shotgun. Large holes, (perhaps from gun shots), were visible in the door of a house in the area. The victim's name has not been released and no arrests have been made.

A man who works at a business in the area told local reporters that he heard one gunshot then went to look outside and saw the muzzle flash of another gunshot coming from inside the rooming house.

Witnesses saw three (3) people — two men and a woman — duck and then run from the scene. The rooming house is known to Police for violence and other serious criminal problems. A woman was stabbed to death at the complex earlier this year.

Police are investigating. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers.


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