Winnipeg police say a shooting that occurred within a Centennial neighbourhood apartment on Thursday was an accident.
Officers were called to the 300 block of Alexander Avenue at around 5:45 p.m. for a report of shots fired within a suite.
A round entered a tenant’s unit, but luckily didn’t injure the occupants inside, including children.
Police determined the shots came from a neighbouring suite but found there to be no imminent threat upon conducting a search.
Later in the evening, hospital staff contacted police regarding a man who had come in with a gunshot injury. Police executed a search warrant on the man’s residence and seized a firearm. It’s believed the suspect had accidentally discharged a gun, shooting himself and causing a round to fire into the next suite.
The 19-year-old Winnipeg man, who hasn’t been named, was arrested and faces several weapons charges, including failing to comply with a probation order.
The accused remains in hospital.