A family is in mourning for the second time after a young man was killed in what police say was a random double-shooting on Maryland Street Saturday morning.

Jordan Houle was walking with a 19-year-old friend just after midnight near Maryland and Wellington Avenue when they were both shot.

Houle, just 24 years old, later died in hospital.

Now the homicide unit is investigating his death and his family is mourning their loss.

Houle is the second sibling in his family to die within the last three years. In June 2009, Houle’s sister Cherisse was found dead in a creek near Rosser.

She had been missing for a week before she was found.

An autopsy was conducted on Cherisse’s body, but medical examiners were unable to determine if Cherisse was murdered or not.

A family member who asked not to be named said Houle’s murder has hit the family hard, as they were still struggling to deal with Cherisse’s death.

The news has also had a major impact on the west end community where the incident happened.

“Members in that community are very tired of this type of violence that’s taking place. As are we,” said Const. Jason Michalyshen of the Winnipeg Police Service.

Police said neither victim in the shooting had gang ties, and believe it was a random shooting.

Area residents said they’re having a hard time dealing with the incident.

A woman named Alma, who asked that her last name not be used, said the shooting and police tape brought back painful memories. Alma’s son was stabbed and killed four years ago.

“I did a lot of thinking last night about them because I know how it feels,” said Alma. “I pray for them and my condolences go out to them.”

Karlie, a young woman who lives in the area, said she’s concerned for members of her family.

“My little brother comes here, and I don’t want to come around and find him shot,” she said.

Police said they know there is a problem in the area and are working to fix it.

“We’re going to make every effort to make people feel safe in their community again. Not only feel safe but to be safe,” said Michalyshen.

Houle’s family declined to comment Sunday, saying they needed more time before they would release a statement.

Residents in the area laid flowers for the man where he died.

The second victim in the shooting remains in hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-7983 or Crime Stoppers at 204 786-8477.