Car Explosion in Winnipeg

Winnipeg police are confirming it was a bomb that set off a fire inside a truck that sent four people to the hospital on the weekend, including two who remain in critical condition.

Police say one of the victims found a bag on the hood of a car in a convenience store parking lot, put it in their truck and drove off. The owner of the bag likely forgot it was on the hood when going into the store, police believe.

Spokesman Const. Rob Carver says a short time later the bag containing an improvised explosive device blew up.

Carver say the victims — two men, ages 27 and 22, a 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy — were not targeted and says the general public is not at risk.

Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the incident.

  • shasta

    Bringing that multi-culti goodness to Canada.

  • Gary

    The public wasn’t at risk…..didn’t 4 people get injured???

    We’re screwed because the Police now work for the Politicians and cover for jihad terrorism.

    Is Omar Khadr in Winnipeg ?

    • DaninVan

      Exactly, Gary! WTF?! The Public’s not at risk???
      That might possibly be true in a domestic dispute but someone(s) out there is building BOMBS…and leaving them in Public places!!!
      (And not little itsy bitsy bombs either
      Does Winnipeg have it’s own police force or do they sub it out to the RCMP?

      • andycanuck

        Yes, they have a municipal police force: WPS.

  • Frances

    There’s a lot of non-information in this report. However, it appears from a photo on another site that the injured are indigenous. Their story is that they picked up the backpack to take to the police but were looking inside for any ID.

    • andycanuck

      Yeah, I linked the CBC Winnipeg initial story in last night’s coverage at BCF that shows the one (Metis?) guy who was released from hospital wearing various arm casts and the like. A young woman with them picked up the “bag” for them to take to the cops and it exploded when they opened it in the cab of the pickup truck.

    • “take to the police but were looking inside for any ID”

      Really? No-one seems to have wondered why they did not just leave it on the
      bonnet of the car whose owner it presumably belonged to. Perhaps they will be less keen in future to pick up and drive away with other people’s property.

      • Bill Hodson

        My thoughts exactly. I think this was designed to take off some light fingers.

  • andycanuck

    It might be Native gangsters too although my personal guess is jihadis.

  • simus1

    That tale has more holes in it than a Swiss cheese factory.
    By all involved.