Police find boy, 14, suspected in attempted murder case
Winnipeg police have found a 14-year-old boy at the focus of a country-wide warrant in relation to the attempted murder of two people.
The incident dates back to June 24, when officers responded to reports of shots being fired in the area of Sherbrook Street and Wolseley Avenue.
An investigation revealed a gun had been discharged in the direction of a parked vehicle striking a 17-year-old boy. The victim was treated for serious injuries and remained in critical condition.
After issuing a Canada-wide warrant for the 14-year-old suspected in the attempted murder police arrested the boy on Friday morning.
Police were called to the 400 block of Pacific Avenue regarding reports of a male possibly armed with a gun.
Officers found the youth hiding in the area of the 400 block of Elgin Avenue after a witness told police he recognized the suspect from previous media reports.
The boy remains in custody at the Manitoba Youth Centre and is facing several charges including attempted murder, multiple firearms offences, mischief and breaching probation.
The boy's name has not been released since it's protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.