A 27-year-old Winnipeg man is dead following a shooting early Sunday morning in St. James.

At around 1 a.m. on Sunday, the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the area of Portage Avenue and Parkview Street, where they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both men were transported to hospital in critical condition, where one of the victims, 27-year-old Lawrence Evan Pruden, succumbed to his injuries. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

The second victim has since been upgraded to stable condition

The Homicide Unit continues to investigate the incident. Anyone with video surveillance or information that may assist investigators is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508, Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS, or online at winnipegcrimestoppers.org