WINNIPEG — One woman was shot and several others were injured after being held hostage, beaten and robbed in a Winnipeg housing complex on Wednesday.
The ordeal began with the report of an armed man at a multi-suite residence in the 200 block of Austin Street.
Police arrived at around 5 a.m. to find a 29-year-old woman who had been shot in the upper body. She was taken to hospital in stable condition and later released.
Two men were found inside and police seized two firearms.
Officers learned that both men had forced their way into several suites and stole items, while forcing all occupants out into an area within the housing unit. The victims were held at gunpoint for several hours, where they were threatened, assaulted with the shotgun and a metal bar, and robbed of their personal items. Police say the gun was fired several times during the course of the incident.
The firearm was from a stolen grey 2014 Dodge Charger on June 22, 2018, which police have yet to locate.
Joey Ryce Chief, 27, of Brokenhead, Manitoba, and Lindsay Jordan Mousseau, 27, of MacDonald, Manitoba, face dozens of charges, including firearms-related offences and break and enter. They remain in custody.