A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured two young girls in Winnipeg's West End.
Shots were fired through the front window of a house at 542 Victor Street around 6 p.m. Wednesday, hitting a 10-year-old girl playing inside.
Her eight-year-old sister suffered superficial injuries as a result of flying debris, police said.
The 10-year-old is in stable condition in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police chief Keith McCaskill said the shooting was not a random act but the girls were not the intended targets.
The teen boy has not been formally charged yet.
He is known to police from prior incidents but McCaskill would not say whether the teen is involved with street gangs.
McCaskill added that police investigators do not believe the incident is linked to a shooting the previous day on a neighbouring street.
A 16-year-old boy and 13-year-old boy were sitting Tuesday on the front porch of a home at 646 Toronto St. when two armed people confronted them, shot them then fled.
The 16-year-old was hit in the upper and lower body and died. The 13-year-old was hit in the leg and survived.