Newfoundlander reportedly killed in Winnipeg

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Police call murder 'random act of violence'

A man killed in Winnipeg over the weekend was a Newfoundlander, according to media reports.

The murder early Sunday morning was apparently a "random act of violence," according to Const. Shaun Chornley of the Winnipeg Police Service.

CBC News reported the victim, 24-year-old Darren Walsh, is a Newfoundlander.

The victim was apparently waiting at a bus stop in Winnipeg when the suspect allegedly walked up to him, pulled out a long gun and shot him multiple times.

A man killed in Winnipeg over the weekend was a Newfoundlander, according to media reports.

The murder early Sunday morning was apparently a "random act of violence," according to Const. Shaun Chornley of the Winnipeg Police Service.

CBC News reported the victim, 24-year-old Darren Walsh, is a Newfoundlander.

The victim was apparently waiting at a bus stop in Winnipeg when the suspect allegedly walked up to him, pulled out a long gun and shot him multiple times.

There was apparently no conversation between the two men, and police said it seems they didn't know each other.

The victim was transported to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, the suspect fled the scene and dropped his weapon.

"He was actually monitored by a witness from the scene," Chornley said. "And the witness basically watched him and surveilled him and elected to confront him and hold him for police."

Jheruel Mananghaya, 24, was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a firearm while prohibited, possession of a weapon obtained by crime and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

He was also charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm and discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He was not granted bail, and is still in police custody.

Chornley said the neighbourhood is "definitely an area that is frequented by police," and random acts of violence have happened before.

"It's a random act of violence, and has it happened in Winnipeg before?" he said. "It's happened in Winnipeg before, you know, I can't give you statistics or numbers when something like this pops up - if it's every one year, five years or 10 years, but it has happened."

jmcleod@thetelegram.com

Organizations: Winnipeg Police Service, CBC News

Geographic location: Winnipeg

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