A shotgun stolen from a residence on Nairn Avenue over four years ago may be the weapon in a recent shooting, say Winnipeg police.
Police have arrested a 14-year-old male who was in possession of the shotgun which is believed to have been used in a shooting on Nov. 1. The shooting was the outcome of on-going street gang wars.
The shotgun was originally stolen from a Nairn in November of 2009.
Early Thursday morning this week, officers responded to a report of a gun being seen at a disturbance on McKenzie St. in the North End. They arrested the male in possession of the shotgun. The investigation was then turned over to the Major Crimes Unit.
The Major Crimes Unit investigation traced the weapon and suspect to the shooting of a 23-year-old male on the 400 block of Aberdeen Avenue in the North End, on Nov. 1. The victim was last listed in stable condition.
The 14-year-old suspect faces numerous charges for just being in possession of the stolen shotgun including possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm obtained by crime, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
In addition, he is now charged with attempted murder, He is detained at the Manitoba Youth Centre.