Guns drawn: weapons calls spike for Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police were dealing with an especially high volume of violent calls Wednesday.

Officers were called to a lengthy standoff and two shootings in the North End, a homicide downtown, a robbery in the West End, in addition to a multitude of other incidents.

Police will be giving a briefing Thursday at 1 p.m. on the armed and barricaded situation on Bannerman Avenue as well as shootings on Bannerman and Aikins Street.

They are also expected to share details of an investigation relating to a death on Garry Street.

Global News will aim to livestream the briefing on our website.

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