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(Scott Andersson/CTV News Winnipeg.)

WINNIPEG -- Winnipeg police officers are investigating a Thursday morning homicide on St. Matthews Avenue.

Around 9:50 a.m. police were called to the 800 block of St. Matthews following a report of suspicious circumstances.

Once on scene, officers found an injured man outside a house. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, where he died.

Police have taped off a home, 821 St. Matthews, as well as an area in between the home and a brick building next to it, where an officer could earlier be seen carrying what looked like a rifle.

This is Winnipeg’s 37th homicide in 2019.

The homicide unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers.

- With files from CTV's Megan Benedictson.