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October 27, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Dangerous Road Conditions

Last evening, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service began receiving reports of a large number of motor vehicle collisions that were occurring in quick succession throughout the city.
   
Approximately 15 different locations, 14 of which were bridges, were the scene of collisions involving a combined total of approximately 97 vehicles. Of those, 55 vehicles required a tow from the scene. 9 people (including 2 infants)  were transported to hospital in stable condition.  Countless people declined medical attention for various minor injuries.
   
At its peak, approximately 30 police units (General Patrol, Community Support and Cadets) were required to manage these incidents. Due to the hazard posed by these road conditions, the involved bridges were closed until sanders could be deployed. After approx 4 hours all bridges were sanded and reopened. 
   
The Winnipeg Police Service reminds all drivers that with the onset of temperatures below freezing that slower speeds, longer stopping distances and increased caution will be necessary for safe travel. 

Homicide – Update: C17-238151 

Majak Mabior Kon, 25, & Randi Tara Lynn Duke, 27, have both been arrested.   

As previously released:

On October 20, 2017, at approximately 10:45 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a residence in the 700 block of Sherbrook Street for the report of a male who had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers located an injured adult male. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition and was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The victim has been identified as John Tuil Jok, a 29-year-old male of Winnipeg.

Members of the Homicide Unit have identified two suspects in this matter.

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking the public for their assistance in locating Majak Mabior Kon, a 25-year-old male of Winnipeg, and Randi Tara Lynn Duke, a 27-year-old female of Winnipeg.

Warrants for the arrest of Majak Kon and Randi Duke have been issued for First Degree Murder.   
Majak Kon is described as a black male in appearance, 5'11" in height, approximately 130 lbs., with a thin build. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Randi Duke is described as an Indigenous female in appearance, 5'6" in height, approximately 160 lbs., with a medium build. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

The public is advised not to approach Majak Kon or Randi Duke. If observed, or their whereabouts are known, please contact 911 immediately.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Last Update: October 27, 2017

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
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