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Winnipeg police ask hip hop fans to help with homicide investigation

Police believe the city's latest shooting victim attended a rap show before his death, and want photos and videos to identify who was with him.

Emergency crews respond to a shooting in east Osborne Village last Saturday


Emergency crews respond to a shooting in east Osborne Village last Saturday

Winnipeg police are asking local hip hop fans to help solve a murder.

On Wednesday, police put a call out for anyone who attended rapper Ace Hood's show last Friday night at Reset Interactive Ultralounge at 1931 Pembina Highway to turn over any photos or video shot inside the club or in the parking lot. 

Police believe Theodoros Belayneh was coming from the show when he was shot in the area of Donald Street and Stradbrook Avenue last Saturday around 3 a.m. 

"Members of the Winnipeg Police Service wish to access any imagery of individuals or crowds during this time frame in attempt to identify anyone associating with Belayneh that night," a release issued Wednesday says. 

Belayneh, 32, from Edmonton Alta., died in hospital last weekend after police responded to reports of gunshots. 

Another man was also rushed to hopsital, and was last reported to have been recovering from his injuries. 

Back in 2014, Belayneh, along with two others, was arrested and charged with numerous weapon related offenses after a traffic stop where police discovered two loaded .45 calibre handguns, including one that was stolen from Saskatchewan.

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