11-year-old child injured during shooting incident at Exhibition Park in Winnipeg; “round struck the victim in his lower body”

Winnipeg, Manitoba – On June 21, 2022, the Major Crimes Unit became aware that a second victim was injured during a shooting incident at Exhibition Park.

An 11-year-old boy (unknown to the parties involved in the shooting) was in the company of his mother and in close proximity when the shooting occurred. A round struck the victim in his lower body. As the area was in chaos, his mother got him to safety and immediately transported him to hospital. He was treated for a gunshot wound and the police were later notified.

Investigators have charged all three accused with the additional offence of Aggravated Assault. They all remain in custody.

Winnipeg Police Service
Winnipeg Police Service

BACKGROUND

On June 20, 2022, at 7:03 p.m., West District General Patrol officers, with the assistance of the K9 Unit and Tactical Support Team, responded to an exhibition park in the 3900 block of Portage Avenue for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located an injured 16-year-old male being tended to by on-site emergency medical services. The victim was transported to a hospital in critical condition and was later upgraded to stable condition.

At approximately 7:23 p.m., a taxi cab was stopped in the area of Tyndall Avenue and Burrows Avenue. Three individuals were taken into custody, and a loaded handgun was recovered.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation. It is believed that the shooting occurred after an altercation.

A 15-year-old female and a 17-year-old male were charged with firearm and assault-related offences and detained in custody.

A 17-year-old male is facing the charge of Aggravated assault and was released as mandated by the Criminal Code.

Shooting – Update: C22-134902

Winnipeg Police Service

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