Gun charges laid after shots fired twice on Seven Oaks Avenue
Incidents were part of ongoing feud between street gangs, say Winnipeg police
Two men face firearms charges after shots were fired at a house on Seven Oaks Avenue twice this week, in a case that police say is gang-related.
An 18-year-old and a 24-year-old, both from Winnipeg, were arrested on Tuesday in connection with reports of shots fired in the 500 block of Seven Oaks early Monday and Tuesday morning.
Both men have been charged with "numerous firearms-related offences," including the reckless discharge of a firearm into a place in connection with a criminal organization and the possession of a prohibited firearm, police said Wednesday.
Investigators believe the incidents were part of an ongoing feud between rival street gangs, a police spokesperson told CBC News.
Police received the reports about the shots being fired at around 4 a.m. on both days.
No injuries were reported, but bullet holes were visible on the front of the house.
A sport-utility vehicle was seen driving away from the scene following Tuesday's incident.
Minutes later, officers came across a Ford Explorer that sped away near Portage Avenue and Vaughan Street, heading towards the city's south end.
Police vehicles pursued the Explorer until it crashed into a snowbank near Bairdmore Boulevard and Beaufort Crescent.
Two men were seen running away from the vehicle, but they were caught and taken to hospital in stable condition before they were taken into custody, according to police.