2 men in critical condition after shooting at Stradbrook and Donald

Stradbrook Avenue and Donald Street were closed early Saturday morning as Winnipeg police conducted an investigation into a shooting.

Police responded to the area after reports of gunshots

Two men are in critical condition after a shooting near Stradbrook Avenue and Donald Street early Saturday morning. (Submitted to CBC)

Two men are in critical condition after a shooting in Winnipeg near Stradbrook Avenue and Donald Street early Saturday morning. 

Officers responded to the area around 3 a.m. after reports of gunshots.

"Responding officers discovered two males suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds," said Winnipeg police spokesman Const. Rob Carver.

The men were brought to hospital. 

Two men are in critical condition after a shooting in Winnipeg near Stradbrook Avenue and Donald Street early Saturday morning. 0:36
A car with bullet holes through the front windshield was pulled over onto the side of the road in front of the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club with its doors wide open. There was also glass on the ground surrounding the vehicle.

"I think it's concerning. It's one of the most concerning things a city can have. We have the potential of shots fired in a public area," Carver said.

"We don't have any preliminary indication that this was random," he added.

Stradbrook is closed eastbound from Scott Street while police continue their investigation. Donald is closed from the south at McMillan Avenue and from River Avenue to the north, police said.

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

Officers responded to the area around 3 a.m. after reports of gunshots. (CBC)
Silas Keeper lives in the area and woke up to the sound of gunshots. 

"I woke up to a couple pops and that was it. You don't really see that around here," he said, adding that it's usually a quiet neighbourhood. 

"I just went back to bed I didn't think anything of it." 

When he found it was gunshots, Keeper said he was a bit surprised. 

"For sure it was gunshots it was popping sounds and all that. [But] I thought it was just an accident," he said.