‘It’s been a great week’: Man charged with killing woman in a wood-burning fireplace

A man has been charged with murdering a woman in her home in southwest Winnipeg.

A 19-year-old man from the St. Vital area of Winnipeg has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

It happened at the home of the woman’s sister, in the area of Main and Morningside Drive.

The man has not been named by police.

The woman was found dead in her kitchen with a single gunshot wound.

Police say they believe the incident was an attempted murder.

In 2016, the St Vital area was listed as a crime hotspot by Statistics Canada.