Man, 19, charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing gun in Winnipeg

A man is behind bars in Winnipeg after he allegedly shot a gun at another man and a van on Saturday.

Police say he shot at another man, also 19, and a van on Saturday

Police say the man was "combative" during arrest, which forced them to taser him. (CBC)

A man is behind bars in Winnipeg after he allegedly shot a gun at another man and a van on Saturday.

The man, 19, met up with the other man, also 19, and a 17-year-old girl, who were both known to him, around the St. Vital Bridge, police say. 

He then produced the gun and shot it at the man, who was not struck. Both victims ran away and made it to the girl's home.

A short time later, the man saw two of the girl's family members with the 19-year-old man he shot at earlier in the area of Walker Avenue and Daly Street South, according to police.

He allegedly began firing at their van and again, no one was struck.

Around noon, investigators were called to the area of Jubilee Avenue and Osborne Street for a report of a man who fired a gun.

Several units answered the call, police say, and found the man around Nassau Street South and Walker Avenue.

Police say the man was "combative" when they tried to arrest him, and as a result, they used a taser on him. They then recovered the gun.

The man has been charged with four counts of attempt to commit murder using a firearm, assault with a weapon, two counts of assault a peace officer and a number of other gun-related offences, police say.

Two officers suffered minor injuries during the arrest, and have received treatment.


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