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Winnipeg hit with 6 shootings in 1 week

09/29/2012 04:44 EDT | Updated 11/29/2012 05:12 EST
Police are not saying if the all the cases are related, but a west-end Winnipeg neighbourhood has now been the site of six shootings, including one fatality, in one week.

Two of the cases were double shootings.

The most recent shootings took place very early Saturday morning police said.

According to police, emergency crews were dispatched at 12:20 a.m. CT to the 600 block of Maryland Street regarding shots being fired.

Moments later, a second call to police indicated that a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers arrived, located the man, and while searching the area came upon a second man who was also injured from gunfire.

Both were taken to hospital.

One of the shooting victims, a 19-year-old man, was initially helped by a resident of the area who found the man in her yard.

The resident told CBC News Saturday that the man was bleeding from a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen. The woman said she applied pressure to the wound and kept the man conscious until emergency crews arrived.

Police say a 24-year-old man is in critical condition, and a 19-year-old man is in stable condition.

While police said Saturday that the Maryland Street shootings were connected, they were not linking that case of violence to several other shootings in the same neighbourhood.

Another double shooting happened Thursday morning at a restaurant at Pembina and Stafford. One man was killed in that incident.

And, one week ago, there were two separate incidents of people being shot, again in the same area. There were no fatalities in those cases.

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