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Police are searching an area around the 500 block of Magnus Avenue in the city's North End following a shooting that injured one man. ((Meaghan Ketcheson))

An early morning shooting on one of the city's toughest streets had police scouring Winnipeg's North End on Thursday.

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Police investigate the latest violence on one of the city's toughest streets.

Police said a 20-year-old man was hurt and is in unstable condition with lower body injuries. Police initially said he suffered injuries to his upper and lower body area but later corrected that.

The shooting happened just after 5 a.m. CT in the 500 block of Magnus Avenue, near the Andrews Street Family Centre and William Whyte Community School, which has students from nursery to Grade 8.

Police do not believe the shooting was a random attack, saying there were "events" leading up to it, although they did not elaborate.

One man who lives in the area told CBC News he's used to seeing police tape around the neighbourhood.

"There's been shotguns, knives, baseball bats — it's the norm for Magnus," said Greg, who didn't want his last name used.

Magnus Avenue, between Andrews Street and McGregor Street, was blocked to traffic for several hours as officers searched for the shooter.

The street was reopened in the afternoon but no arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact police at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Police couldn't immediately comment if the shooting was gang-related.