Winnipeg shooting victim Darren George dies

Darren George, the 22-year-old man who was shot in Winnipeg's West End on Wednesday, has died.
Frankie Campbell (left) and Natalie Matinet, the girlfriend and mom, respectively, of Darren George, mourn his death together. (Wab Kinew)

Darren George, the 22-year-old man who was shot in Winnipeg's West End, has died.

Darren George, 22, was shot in the back of the head on Wednesday, just minutes from his West End home. ((Facebook))

George was on life support in hospital since he was found in the lane between Beverley Street and Toronto Street, near Wellington Avenue, around 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to family members, George was shot in the back of the head. The location where he was found was a three-minute walk from his home.

Natalie Matinet, George's mother, told CBC News on Thursday that her son would be taken off life support after his girlfriend, who is three months pregnant, arrived from Edmonton.

Police investigate the scene on Wednesday where Darren George's body was found in a lane in Winnipeg's West End. ((CBC))

A hospital official and family members confirmed Friday morning that George died the previous night.

George's homicide is the third suspicious death in the past week.

Dominique McCann, 19, was found in critical condition in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue, in the city's North End, at about 6:30 a.m. Dec 2.

The body of Sheldon Kostenko, 33, was found inside an apartment building that was under renovation in the city's South Osborne neighbourhood, at the corner of Osborne Street and Morley Avenue, on Dec. 3.