Gunshots in West Broadway / by Greg Gallinger

I'd just like to clarify something from my previous post. I didn't rush to the scene of a crime just for kicks or to exploit an incident of violence. I rushed out with my camera in order to document and report on what had occurred. Because it was the middle of the night I knew it was unlikely any reportera or press photographers would be on the scene. As a photographer I feel I have an obligation to document significant events if I happen to witness them. I was in contact with local media and trying to update neighbours about what was going on.

I love this neighbourhood and want it to be portrayed realistically and accurately. I hope this incident doesn't whip up too much hysteria about West Broadway being unsafe, because it really isn't. Violence can occur anywhere.

Here's The Winnipeg Free Press piece about the shooting that features one of my photos.