The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) is looking to identify suspects after two people were attacked on Canada Day just outside of the Forks Marketplace.
On July 1, 2022, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Central District officers responded to the report of a stabbing on Israel Asper Way.
WPS located two adult victims in their twenties in front of the Human Rights Museum. One of the males was bleeding profusely with a life-threatening injury. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition and stabilized, while the second victim who had been bear sprayed was treated and released.
Investigators determined the two victims were walking in the area when they bumped into an oncoming group of individuals. An altercation resulted in the two victims being assaulted by the unknown suspects. The suspects fled on foot.
Two bystanders quickly ran to aid the victim in medical distress.
The Major Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).