Police confirm Jeanenne Fontaine died following shooting, arson
Published Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:42AM CST
Last Updated Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:49PM CST
Winnipeg police confirmed the identity of a woman who died after a shooting and arson in a North End home on Wednesday.
First responders found Jeanenne Chantel Fontaine, 29, inside a burning house in the 400 block of Aberdeen Avenue around 9:45 a.m.
She was taken to hospital in life-threatening condition, but her family made the decision to take her off life-support Wednesday.
Police said that investigators attributed her death to events “leading up to and including the deliberately set fire,” but are still waiting on the results of an autopsy.
Fontaine’s aunt told CTV News she was shot in the back of the head before her home was set on fire.
The victim’s mother Lana Fontaine said she lived in the Aberdeen Avenue home with Jeanenne and her son.
Lana said she was out Tuesday when the fire broke out, but her son was at home. She said he was chased out of the home without his shoes and jacket.
“He heard a shot, and he didn’t know if his sister was shot or not,” she said.
Lana said they gave information on the suspects to police.
However, the Fontaine family is still trying to understand what happened to Jeanenne, and are calling on the public for answers.
“It’s the hardest time for me because I have to let go of my baby girl,” Lana said. “Any kind of news, anything we'd be really grateful to know who would do this to my little girl."
Winnipeg Police Service have not released any information about potential suspects. Anyone with information can call investigators at 204-986-6508 or contact Crime Stoppers.
With files from Katherine Dow.