Winnipeg cops probe 3 Canada Day weekend slayings



Winnipeg police are busy dealing with three separate homicides this weekend.

Two men stabbed early Saturday later died of their injuries, and another man was fatally beaten early Sunday morning.

City police were called to the scene of the latest killing in the 300-block of Langside Street about 5:30 a.m.

The victim, an adult male, had been assaulted. He was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.

Police remained at the scene Sunday afternoon.

Earlier in the day, police announced that the victims of two Saturday stabbings had died. Michael James Flett, 30, of Winnipeg, was taken to hospital suffering stab wounds after police were called to the 400-block of Manitoba Avenue about 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

An autopsy is pending and the cause of death has not yet been determined, police said.

Meanwhile, cops have made an arrest in the weekend’s other homicide, which happened a very short distance from the slaying on Manitoba. John James Allan Lund, 25, died in hospital of his injuries after being stabbed in the 400-block of Pritchard Avenue about 2:15 a.m. Saturday. Another male was also stabbed but his condition was later upgraded to stable.

Police say a party was taking place at the home when a man stabbed two other males before fleeing. A suspect was arrested a short time later.

Anton Joseph Biggeorge, 22, of Winnipeg has been charged with several offences including second-degree murder and attempted murder. He was detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Police wouldn’t say what specific type of weapons were used in the two Saturday slayings.

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