A 14-Year-Old From Winnipeg Just Got Charged With Murder After Canada Day Shootings
Three people were shot and one was killed.
Charges have been laid after a Canada Day shooting in Manitoba. On Friday, July 3, Winnipeg Police announced that they've arrested a 14-year-old boy for committing four shootings throughout July 1 and July 2. One of the victims of the Winnipeg shooting incident subsequently died from their injuries.
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In a statement, broke down the shootings that took place as well as the charges that have been laid against the teenage offender.
The first of his reported victims was a 44-year-old male who was discovered on Balmoral Street at around 2:27 a.m. The man had been hit by a moving vehicle but authorities later determined that he had been shot prior to that.
The man is being treated in the hospital and is reported to be in a critical but stable condition.
The next two people were shot at Flora Avenue. This happened around 3:15 a.m. when an 18-year-old man and a 27-year-old female were walking down the street.
"The female succumbed to her injuries immediately, and the male was transported to a hospital where he remains in stable condition," read the police statement.
The last of the four reported shootings occurred a whole day later on July 2. Shortly after 12:30 a.m., police officers responded to an incident at The Forks where two men were found injured.
One of them had a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital, where he's said to be in a stable condition.
The police said that they don't believe at this point that any of the victims knew the 14-year-old.
The teenager is unidentified as he's a minor. He was arrested at 4 p.m. on July 2 in the North Kildonan area.
They were able to recoverthat was allegedly used during the shootings.
The teenager was charged with first-degree murder, discharging a firearm with intent, and attempt to commit murder.
He's now being detained in custody.
A press conference on Friday afternoon informed the public that the investigation is still ongoing.
Therefore the police are not yet revealing things like the motive, other suspected victims, or how the teen came to acquire the firearm.