Girl, 10, shot in Winnipeg's West End

A 10-year-old Winnipeg girl was wounded as bullets ripped through the front window of a West End home early Wednesday evening.

Another girl, 8, also injured

A pre-teen girl is taken to hospital after a shooting incident on Victor Street in Winnipeg. ((CBC))
A 10-year-old Winnipeg girl was wounded as bullets ripped through the front window of a West End home early Wednesday evening.

Shots rang out in the area of 542 Victor St. at about 6 p.m. CT, just one day after a 16-year-old boy was killed half a block away.

The area was quickly flooded by police, and paramedics were seen removing the girl from the home with her leg bandaged.

Police said she was rushed to hospital, where she remains in stable condition.

Another girl, eight years old, suffered superficial injuries as a result of the shooting, police said.

Both girls were on the main floor of the home when they were injured. Police said they couldn't yet comment on a possible motive for the shooting or if it was potentially gang-related.

"Random or specifically targeted, it's difficult to say at this point," Const. Jason Michalyshen said. "There's no indication that this house has any gang ties."

No arrests have been made and police remain in the area, searching for a suspect. 

Fatal shooting 1 day earlier

Police also couldn't say if the incident was linked to a fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy nearby only a day earlier.
A boy appears distraught after shots were heard near his West End home on Wednesday, triggering a massive police response. ((CBC))

Gunfire erupted outside a home in the 600 block of Toronto Street at about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Two teen boys, 16 and 13, were shot as they sat on the home's front porch.

While the 13-year-old has been released from hospital, the older boy died from gunshot wounds.

Police are probing whether Tuesday's attack was linked to a feud in the street gang underworld.

"If we have a link [between the two shootings], we will confirm that with members of the public," Michalyshen said.