Teen orders friend to shoot girl in Winnipeg
Two people have been arrested after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly threatened at gunpoint in Winnipeg.
Police said the girl was walking in the area of Flora Ave and Andrews Street in the city's North End, at about 4:30 a.m. on July 26.
She was confronted by a group of six males, one of whom was an 18-year-old carrying two guns. He then handed one of the guns to a 17-year-old and instructed him to shoot the girl, police said.
The 17-year-old pointed the loaded gun at the girl and threatened to shoot her as well as her house.
But the girl turned and walked away unhurt. She then called police.
That afternoon, officers located and arrested the 17-year-old about a block from the scene, on Powers Street.
The 18-year-old was found Saturday, about another block further away, near Selkirk Avenue and Salter Street. That led to a search warrant being issued for a residence on Juno Street.
A loaded handgun was found during that search, police said.
Both the 17-year-old and 18-year-old are facing a slew of weapons-related charges as well as charges of uttering threats.
They have been detained in custody.