The Regina Police Service is continuing to investigate an incident last week in which two people sustained gunshot wounds after a confrontation at a local night club. Since the event occurred, there have been several officers dedicated to this investigation, following up on information received. To date, there have been no arrests in connection with this case. Police are treating this incident as attempted murder.
This investigation began on Friday, April 29, 2016 at approximately 1:10 a.m. Police were dispatched to a club in the 600 block of Victoria Avenue East for a report of possible gunshots inside the location. Police arrived to find two males with injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. EMS attended and the two males, ages 22 and 35, were transported to hospital for treatment. Police secured the scene and gathered statements and information from as many people as possible, although some individuals had already left the scene, prior to police arrival. Early investigation included a search of the area, but the suspect, a lone male, was not located.
The investigation into this event has been extensive, involving numerous police officers and generating almost 100 follow-up reports to date. Police believe the suspect and one victim are known to each other. One of the victims, the 22 year-old, has been released from hospital; the 35 year-old victim remains in hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The Regina Police Service reminds the public that every investigation needs information in order to achieve a successful conclusion. At the same time, it is also critically important to keep details of the investigation out of the public domain. The Regina Police Service is encouraging anyone who has information that could assist in this investigation to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.