Winnipeg police arrested five people on Sunday night after gunshots and yelling were reported in the St. John’s neighbourhood.
Officers responded to the area while Air 1 patrolled from above. Pilots spotted a person opening up an upstairs window at a home and placing two rifles on the roof.
The guns were brought back inside a short time later and Air 1 directed officers on the ground to the home, where they took several people into custody.
Police seized a number of weapons from the home, including:
– A .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle
– A .22 calibre lever action rifle
– A .30 calibre bolt-action rifle.
– A 12-gauge pump action shotgun with a sawed-off barrel
– A .410 bore bolt action shotgun with a sawed-off barrel
– A compound bow
– A high-capacity .22 calibre ammunition magazine
– Eight small calibre ammunition cartridges
– A .30 calibre ammunition cartridge
It’s unknown if the guns were recently fired, but police are continuing with their investigation.
Russell Ducharme, 19, of Winnipeg, and 17-year-old Grand Rapids boy, remain in custody after being charged with several firearms-related offences.
A 16-year-old girl, a 22-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman, all from Winnipeg, face similar charges and were released to appear in court.