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Assault leaves person dead near Salvation Army shelter in Winnipeg

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A man died Thursday morning near a shelter on Winnipeg’s Main Street. It’s just a few steps away from where a man was found dead in a hotel on Sunday night.

Shortly after midnight on Thursday, police were called to the Salvation Army Center of Hope on the corner of Main and Henry Streets about an armed attack.

A police spokesman said the man was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made.

Mark Stewart, executive director of the Center of Hope, does not believe the victim was a resident of the shelter. He was told that the person had been stabbed in Maine and ran to Henry next to the shelter where he collapsed.

A police investigation has closed the emergency drop-in at the shelter. Stewart said staff contacted other shelters in the city to let them know that the Center of Hope did not have the capacity to accommodate anyone.

Police parking lot on Main Street near the Salvation Army Center of Hope on Thursday morning. (Megan Ketcheson/CBC)

A man was found dead on Sunday night inside the Manwin Hotel, four buildings south of the shelter.

Officers learned about the killing after they were called to the hospital around 5:30 p.m. and met with a seriously injured man who said there may be another injured man at the hotel.

Officers later found the body of Carl George Weskoop, 40, in one of the hotel suites.

No arrests have been made in connection with Wescoupe’s death, which is still under investigation by the Homicide Division.

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