Man, 23, found shot inside car in Winnipeg's West Kildonan

A man in his 20s was rushed to hospital in critical condition after an apparent shooting in Winnipeg's West Kildonan neighbourhood on Sunday night.

Shooting leaves man critically injured, cars badly damaged on Partridge Avenue

A 23-year-old man was rushed to hospital in critical condition after a shooting in Winnipeg's West Kildonan neighbourhood on Sunday night. 1:38

A 23-year-old man was rushed to hospital in critical condition after a shooting in Winnipeg's West Kildonan neighbourhood on Sunday night.

Police were called to an apartment building in the 400 block of Partridge Avenue at about 9 p.m. The call was about a crash, but instead, officers found the man sitting in a car, suffering from a gunshot wound.
The Winnipeg police identification unit on Monday looks over the minivan in which a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound on Sunday night.

The man was rushed to hospital and later upgraded to stable condition. Police don’t yet know what prompted the shooting.

“Right now, we don’t have a clear picture as to the motivation — why this took place, why this individual may have been targeted,” said Const. Jason Michalyshen.

CBC has been told the victim was a high-ranking member of a Winnipeg street gang, but police would not confirm if the shooting was gang-related.

Margaret Damsma lives right by where the crash happened, and when she woke on Monday morning she saw a van had crashed into her friend Lil Hotz’s vehicle.

“I come out this morning and saw more tapes, and I thought, ‘Oh it’s her car. Maybe mine is next, maybe,’” she said.

Hotz, a senior, will now be without a vehicle for the remainder of the holidays.