Hundreds of students and faculty trudged past police tape and a bloody crime scene Tuesday just hours after a Winnipeg Transit driver was stabbed and killed at a prominent confluence on campus.
The scene at the corner of Gillson Street and Dafoe Road is right outside Tache Hall; kitty corner to the school’s engineering building; a few hundred metres from University Centre and visible from a window seat at the Elizabeth Dafoe Library, the U of M’s most utilized resource centre.
Buses were slightly detoured while police investigated the death of Irvine Fraser, who was attacked and left for dead on Gillson, where a large pool of blood remained.
Students used camera phones to snap pictures of the scene, while some arriving later in the day were unaware anything had occurred until stumbling upon the scene and asking assembled media what happened.
Carlissa Dyck, a first-year student from Altona, said she takes the bus