Winnipeg’s night life nearly turned deadly early yesterday morning when a man shot and wounded four patrons outside a downtown nightclub at closing time. Just before 3 a.m., a gunman on foot fired at least seven shots and hit three women and a man in front of Metro Nitelife hip-hop club. Winnipeg has seen a spate of shootings recently—in the last 10 days, nine people have been shot, including two by police. “It’s scary to the public and it’s scary to the police service,” police spokesman Sgt. Kelly Dennison said yesterday. In the latest shootings, the man and one of the women were shot in the upper body, one woman was shot in the arm, and the third woman was shot in the lower body. Dennison said they were standing in front of the club at closing time. They were in stable condition in hospital last night. So far, police have made no arrests. A woman’s shoes and purse laid next to a pool of blood on the sidewalk in front of the hip-hop club as police identification officers took measurements at the scene. Police said they were not prepared to release a description of the gunman at this time. “I’d rather just wait until we have an accurate description of the suspect,” Dennison said. Police couldn’t say whether the shootings were random, give their ages, or if the victims knew each other. “This doesn’t appear, at this point in time, to be anything gang-related whatsoever,” Dennison said. “I don’t know what more to say to the public than that.” The major crimes unit is investigating.