Regina police investigate two early morning shootings

Regina police are investigating after two apparent shootings in the city overnight. Neighbours say there needs to be more of a police presence in the area.

Two men in their twenties in hospital with apparent gunshot wounds

Regina police are investigating after two shootings in the city overnight.

They occurred within minutes of each other, just before 1 a.m. CST.

According to police, a 20-year-old man was found with a small calibre gunshot wound to his right shoulder, lying on the sidewalk​ outside a home on the 1100 block of Cameron Street.

That call at 12:57 a.m., was followed three minutes later by a 911 call just a few blocks away in the 1300 block of Garnet St.

A 24-year-old man with a small calibre gunshot wound to his neck had walked up to a woman and her friend asking for help.

Both men were reportedly in stable condition in hospital Tuesday morning, with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Two shootings happened within in blocks and minutes of each other in Regina early Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)

For residents in the north central neighbourhood, violence like this leaves them on edge. Betty Hamilton has lived in the area for six years.

"I feel a lot of it could be prevented if the police would pay attention to what the people of North Central are asking them, in particular, would you please show a police presence." said Hamilton. 

She said more needs to be done on the ground in the community.

"I don't want to hear crime stats. I know what's going on in my neighbourhood. Give us a solution. And I think part of the solution, again, would be to have a police presence," said Hamilton.