Winnipeg police investigate homicide after man found shot in Ross Avenue back lane

Winnipeg police cruiser. Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer.

Winnipeg police are investigating a homicide after a 57-year-old man was found in a back lane with a gunshot wound.

On Wednesday, at 1:40 p.m., police responded to a report of an injured male near the intersection of Isabel Street and Ross Avenue.

Officers located a man in the back lane between Ross and Elgin Avenues and determined that he had been shot.

The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries.

A man was found shot in the back lane of Ross Avenue near Isabel Street on April 15, 2020. Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer.

Investigators are asking for anyone who was in the area around 1 p.m., and seen any suspicious or unusual activity to contact to the Homicide Unit at (204) 986-6508.

Police are also asking any businesses or residents in the area who have video surveillance to check their cameras for any activity during that time.

Update: The shooting victim has been identified as Brian James Brisson, 57-years-old.