3 dead, 2 wounded in Langside Street shooting, according to Winnipeg police


   Three people are dead, and two are critically injured following a shooting at a residence on Langside Street early Sunday morning, according to the Winnipeg police.

Police were called to the 100 block of Langside just after 4 a.m. for a report of multiple injuries, public information officer Const. Jason Michalyshen told reporters at a news conference outside police headquarters.

A man and a woman were declared dead at the scene, and three other victims — two men and a woman — were transported to the hospital in critical condition, Michalyshen stated.

One of the men has since succumbed to his injuries. The identities of the victims are still being confirmed.

"We're dealing with something very, very serious," Michalyshen emphasized.

As of 9 a.m., at least five police cars were present at the scene. Langside was cordoned off by officers from Sara Avenue to Westminster Avenue.

A forensics vehicle was also observed at the scene around 10 a.m.

Kelly Nickel, a resident in a nearby apartment, reported that police knocked on the building's door around 4:20 a.m.

"When we came out, we saw that the street was blocked off, and there are police cars everywhere," Nickel said. "It's pretty scary that something like this would happen just a few doors down from where we live."

A homicide detective visited around 8:30 a.m., requesting footage from the building's doorbell camera, according to Nickel.

"Hopefully, this doesn't happen again around here," Nickel expressed.

Other nearby residents also heard the commotion on Sunday morning.

Megan Goldenthal said she stepped out to walk her dog when she saw the police tape. 

"It's scary because I have children," she said. "I don't take them out at night or really early in the morning anyways just because I know stuff like that will happen."

Abdullah Alsaoam, who recently moved to the neighborhood last month, expressed that he is contemplating moving again due to feeling unsafe.

"Crime in the city is going up," he said. "It is crazy everywhere."

No arrests have been made, police said, and the homicide unit continues to investigate.