Winnipeg Police Respond to Five Separate Gun Calls in 24 Hours

Winnipeg Police Respond to Five Separate Gun Calls in 24 Hours

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police say they responded to five separate incidents involving firearms this week in a single 24-hour period.

It all began early Tuesday morning when two females robbed a grocery store in the West Alexander neighbourhood. One of them pulled out a long gun and chased customers out of the store, while the other suspect took items from behind the counter. No one was injured and both suspects fled.

At 11:20 p.m. that night, a Weston area grocery store was robbed by a female with a handgun. She fled and no one was injured.

On Wednesday night, the same grocery store was robbed a second time by a female with a gun. There were no injuries reported.

Later in the evening, police responded to an armed robbery of a restaurant in the Centennial neighbourhood. Police were able to disarm the suspect of a sawed-off shotgun and take him into custody. Police say the male appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine at the time.

About an hour later, a 16-year-old boy was robbed in the Fort Rouge neighbourhood by two suspects — one armed with a gun and the other with a knife. The pair was arrested when attending officers spotted their vehicle.

Just outside of the 24-hour period, police say a male was shot in the East District area and taken to hospital in critical condition early Thursday.

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