Charges laid in West End Winnipeg shooting

Winnipeg police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection to a shooting in Winnipeg's West End.
A 22-year-old man was chased down and arrested after breaking into a Tyndall Park home on Sunday and assaulting a women inside. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

Winnipeg police have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection to a shooting in Winnipeg's West End.

The man was already in jail at the provincial remand centre on an unrelated matter, when police linked him to the November 2013 shooting.

The man was re-arrested on Wednesday and charged with attempted murder and several weapons-related offences, as well as failing to comply with a previous probation order.

A 26-year-old woman was charged in November with aggravated assault and several firearms-related offences for her alleged role in the incident.

The 42-year-old man who was shot was found lying on the boulevard in the 700 block of Simcoe Street, just south of Wellington Avenue, at about 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 2.

He was rushed to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable.

Police said their investigation had revealed the victim and the 26-year-old woman had been selling crack cocaine and got involved in an argument.

The woman called for help and several people responded, one of whom had a gun and shot the victim, police said.

Everyone then ran from the scene, leaving the victim on the ground.