2 men stabbed at McPhillips Street nightclub in Winnipeg

Teen in critical condition after 2 stabbings in Winnipeg

Two men were rushed to hospital after being stabbed at a Winnipeg nightclub early Saturday morning.

Winnipeg police say the men, ages 19 and 20, were stabbed after an altercation between a group of men at Essence nightclub, at 2100 McPhillips St., around 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

"It's obviously a violent incident, concerning with respect to a nightclub," said Winnipeg police Const. Jason Michalyshen.

Michalyshen said the altercation happened both inside and outside the club.

He said the men are recovering in hospital in stable condition.

CBC reached out to the bar for comment Saturday. An employee who picked up the phone refused to comment and said there was no manager available to take the call.

Essence is a nightclub located inside the Canad Inns Garden City hotel.

Police continue to investigate.