Two Women Shot in Winnipeg's William Whyte Neighborhood

Two women, 42 and 39, were shot and hospitalized after suspects fired multiple rounds through a residence door in Winnipeg's William Whyte neighborhood. The Winnipeg Police Service's Major Crimes Unit is investigating, and both victims are reported to be in stable condition.

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Two Women Shot in Winnipeg's William Whyte Neighborhood

Two Women Shot in Winnipeg's William Whyte Neighborhood

On Sunday, May 12, 2024, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a shooting incident occurred in the 200 block of Powers Street in Winnipeg's William Whyte neighborhood. Two women, aged 42 and 39, were shot and hospitalized after suspects fired multiple rounds through the door of a residence.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the ongoing concerns about crime and safety in Winnipeg's North End, particularly in the William Whyte neighborhood, which has been struggling with these issues in recent years. Addressing these problems is crucial to improving the quality of life for residents and ensuring a safer community.

According to the Winnipeg Police Service, the suspects approached the home, engaged in a brief conversation with the occupants, and then opened fire through the door after it was closed. One of the victims, the 42-year-old woman, sustained a gunshot wound that required immediate medical attention. Officers at the scene applied a tourniquet and bandages to treat her injuries before both women were transported to a local hospital.

As of Monday afternoon, both victims were reported to be in stable condition. The Winnipeg Police Service's Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation, gathering evidence and pursuing leads to identify and apprehend the suspects responsible for the shooting.

The William Whyte neighborhood, located in Winnipeg's North End, has faced challenges related to crime and safety in recent years. Community organizations and local initiatives have been working to address these issues and improve the quality of life for residents.

The Winnipeg Police Service is urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. Tips can be directed to the Major Crimes Unit at (204) 986-6219 or provided anonymously through Winnipeg Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477). As the investigation continues, authorities are working to piece together the events that led to this violent incident and bring those responsible to justice.

Key Takeaways

  • Shooting incident on Powers St, Winnipeg's North End, on May 12, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.
  • 2 women, 42 and 39, shot and hospitalized after suspects fired through a residence door.
  • Suspects approached home, had brief conversation, then opened fire after door was closed.
  • Both victims in stable condition as of May 13, 2024; police investigating and seeking tips.
  • Incident highlights ongoing crime and safety concerns in Winnipeg's North End.