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Police say 3 dead, 2 injured in shooting in downtown Winnipeg

Police found 5 people inside home around 4 a.m. Sunday
The Winnipeg Police Service logo is seen in this undated handout photo. Police say three people are dead and two have critical injuries after a shooting this morning in downtown Winnipeg.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Winnipeg Police Service

Three people were killed and two were in hospital with critical injuries after a shooting Sunday in Winnipeg’s downtown core.

City Police Const. Jason Michalyshen said officers were called to a home shortly after 4 a.m., where they found five people wounded.

A man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene, while three were taken to hospital, he said. One man later died, and a man and a woman were receiving medical care.

“There are no arrests at this point that I’m acknowledging,” Michalyshen said at an afternoon news conference. “The investigation, again, is still in its early stages and we’re doing our very best to determine exactly what’s taken place.”

He said until the dead and injured have been identified, investigators can’t say how any of them may be related or known to each other.

The motive or possibility of a gang connection was still unknown, he said, and suspects were still being determined.

“I can’t identify one or multiple suspects at this point,” Michalyshen said.

“The investigation is fluid and, as that investigation progresses, you will know more.”

It appears there are multiple suites in the building where the shooting happened, he added. He did not know if a weapon had been recovered.

He said anyone with information or surveillance video that may be useful should contact police.

“It can all be very, very important to our investigation, so we would appreciate that call,” Michalyshen said.

He said no further police updates were expected Sunday.

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