WINNIPEG -- One man is dead following a stabbing on Thursday evening in a parking lot in the northwest corner of Lagimodiere and Fermor Avenue.

Police were called to the incident around 5:25 p.m.

Officers said a man was taken to hospital in critical condition but has since died. The victim has been identified as Ryan Kelly Legary, 43, from Winnipeg.

The homicide unit is investigating. Anyone who was in the area at this time and believes they have information that could help investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers.

“Anything in terms of vehicles that might’ve been in the area that seemed suspicious or unusual, individuals that they saw, anything that comes to mind that could be useful in this case,” said Const. Rob Carver of the Winnipeg Police Service.

Carver said it appears an altercation did precede the stabbing, but noted he doesn’t have details regarding the nature of the altercation. He said earlier indications are that the assailant and victim did not know each other.

“Investigators have spoken to a number of people, this was a public area,” Carver said. There’s a gas bar there, there’s a restaurant there. We interviewed a number of witnesses, but there’s certainly no information that I’m at liberty to release at this point in the investigation in terms of what we’ve learned."

No arrests have been made.

As of Friday afternoon, officers remain on scene and the area is taped off.