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Shooting at Spence Street rooming house sends man to hospital

Winnipeg police are looking for suspects in a shooting at a Spence Street rooming house that sent a man to hospital in critical condition Tuesday night.

Victim was taken to hospital in critical condition but later upgraded to stable, police say

A shooting Tuesday evening on the 500 block of Spence Street in Winnipeg sent one man to hospital in critical condition. 0:48

Winnipeg police are looking for suspects in a shooting at a Spence Street rooming house that sent a man to hospital in critical condition Tuesday night.

The shooting happened at around 6 p.m. in the 500 block of Spence Street.

The 35-year-old man, who was shot in the lower body and taken to hospital "by his male associate," has since been upgraded to stable condition, police said in a news release Wednesday.

Bret Parenteau, who lives on the same block, said he came home on Tuesday to find his street surrounded by police.

"There was at least six or seven squad cars surrounding this house. There [were] about four undercover SUV cars over there. Something big was happening, for sure," he said.

On Wednesday morning, several additional people were reported injured. It appears their injuries were minor, police said.

Parenteau doesn't feel safe living in the area.

"I don't really recommend any of my friends come over usually, and if they do come over, I or my roommate come by car usually in the back. We feel safe because our back is fenced in," he said.

Officers with the Winnipeg Police Service's homicide unit are investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call them at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Police vehicles were still outside the 500 block of Spence Street Wednesday after a shooting on Tuesday evening. (CBC/Meaghan Ketcheson)

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