Manitoba

Shot fired at mail carrier in North End

At least one shot was fired during a robbery that involved a Canada Post mail carrier in Winnipeg's North End on Wednesday, police said.

At least one shot was fired during a robbery that involved a Canada Post mail carrier in Winnipeg's North End on Wednesday, police said.

Several police units have converged on the area just before 12:30 p.m. CT after being called about about a person with a gun in the 600 block of Aberdeen Avenue, between Arlington Street and McGregor Street.

About an hour later police took what appeared to be three youths from a house in the 500 block of Aberdeen but only one was in handcuffs, CBC reporter Randell Mauricio said.

According to police, a male youth approached a 51-year-old man, pointed a firearm at him and attempted to rob him.

The 51-year-old —  later confirmed by Canada Post to be a carrier — refused then turned and walked away.

As he was walking, he heard a clicking sound and turned to see the youth loading the gun, police said.

The mail carrier fled and a shot was allegedly fired in his direction by the suspect, police said.

The carrier was not injured and the youth then ran from the area.

A 13-year-old was arrested and a firearm recovered, police said.

The youth is facing numerous robbery and firearm charges as well as wearing a disguise, and failing to comply with prior court orders.

With files from CBC's Randell Mauricio