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Teen Dies After Police Shooting on Lagimodiere Boulevard

April 8, 2020 9:31 PM | News

Winnipeg Police Shooting

Winnipeg police officers converge on the area of Lagimodiere Boulevard near Fermor Avenue for an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — A 16-year-old girl has succumbed to her injuries after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday evening.

Winnipeg police say the shooting happened just after 5:30 p.m. in the area of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue after officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle.

While police were apprehending the occupants inside, an officer fired his gun, striking the teen.

She was provided medical treatment at the scene before being transported to the Health Sciences Centre in critical condition, where she later died.

A number of people were also taken into custody.

Photos from the scene showed more than a dozen officers standing near a damaged Jeep and pickup truck on the median.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has been notified. Witnesses or anyone else who may have information or video footage are asked to contact the IIU toll-free at 1-844-667-6060.