Winnipeg police investigate serious assault at Portage Avenue bus shelter

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Winnipeg police cruiser. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Winnipeg police are investigating a serious assault at a downtown bus shelter that sent two people to hospital yesterday.

According to a media release, general patrol officers responded to the report of an assault at a transit shelter in the area of Portage Avenue and Edmonton Street at approximately 9:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman had been seriously assaulted.

Police administered emergency first-aid and both victims were transported to hospital in unstable condition. They were later upgraded to stable condition.

The investigation is still ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.