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Young Boy Injured in Downtown Winnipeg Shooting

October 17, 2023 11:10 AM | News

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A Winnipeg Police Service shoulder badge is seen at the Public Information Office in Winnipeg, on September 2, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

Winnipeg police say a young boy was shot Monday evening in the city’s downtown and sent to hospital in unstable condition.

The shooting occurred at around 7:15 p.m. in the area of Main Street and Pacific Avenue.

Police learned people in a white van confronted a group moments before shots were fired. After a brief verbal exchange, a male from the vehicle took out a gun and shot a male youth. The victim was later upgraded to stable in hospital.


Officers located the abandoned van at around 8 p.m. in the 400 block of Toronto Street. A female and male youth were arrested for gun possession nearby. They both remain in custody and are facing charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS.