A man was taken to hospital after what Winnipeg police believe to be a group attack in the city’s Exchange District late Wednesday night.

Shortly before midnight on Jan.6, emergency crews responded to the 500 block of William Avenue for a report of an injured man.

Police said a 45-year-old man was found with serious injury to his upper body as a result of an assault.

The man was taken to hospital in critical condition, where he remains at this time.

Police believe the victim was assaulted by a group of individuals. The victim was later found by a passerby who contacted authorities.

The investigation is continuing by members of the major crimes unit.

Anyone with information regarding this matter or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.