Major Crimes Unit investigating after man shot near Winnipeg police headquarters

Members of the Major Crimes Unit stand in front of the entrance at Graham Avenue tower where a projectile struck the building. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Man shot near downtown police headquarters

The Winnipeg Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that happened overnight behind a Hotel in the 200 block of Smith Street.

At approximately 1:10 a.m., an officer was leaving the police headquarters building on Graham street when he heard the sound of shots fired.

A shooting occurred in the back lane behind the St. Regis Hotel. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

An investigation determined that the shooting occurred in a back lane behind the old St. Regis Hotel where officers found evidence a firearm had been discharged, along with evidence that a person had been injured.

Police found bullet casings and blood behind the St. Regis Hotel. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

At around 1:40 a.m., a male in his 20’s went to a Winnipeg hospital with a gunshot wound in the upper-body.

Police also found evidence that the Graham Avenue tower which is connected to the police headquarters building had been struck by a projectile during the incident.

The investigation is continuing.