Suspect charged in West Broadway BB gun shooting
Man collapses in West Broadway area clinic, incident draws heavy police presence
A 19-year-old Winnipeg man and a 48-year-old woman are suspects in a fight that turned into a BB gun shooting, leaving a 40-year-old man recovering in hospital.
Police said they responded to a report of a fight in front of an apartment complex near Broadway and Young Street just after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
During the fight a 19-year-old man who knew the 21-year-old intervened and fired a number of rounds from a pellet gun, hitting the older man in the upper body.
Earlier, a witness told CBC the man had been shot in the head. Police said Thursday he was actually shot in the chest a number of times.
Then, police said, a woman joined in the fight.
Police said the victim managed to flee to a nearby business where he was subsequently transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries.
A receptionist at Four Rivers Medical Clinic told CBC said the man collapsed in the lobby of the clinic around 7 p.m. Wednesday with head wounds. He was treated by a physician on hand.
The clinic is located at 647 Broadway, just one block east of an apartment building at 195 Young St.
Its entrance and area in front of the complex was surrounded by police tape Wednesday night.
At least seven police cruisers were parked outside the apartment at one point.
The 19-year-old has been charged with assault with a weapon, discharging a firearm with intent and possession of a weapon.
He is being held in custody.
The 48-year-old woman woman is facing a charge of assault and was released on a promise to appear.