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Party crashers charged after brandishing gun

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Police say three teens are facing charges after responding to reports of a male armed with a gun in the early hours on Tuesday.

A 19-year-old male, Patrick Lavalley, and two other 17-year-old males, all from Winnipeg, were charged with several offences, including possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, following an incident at a downtown party .

Around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning Winnipeg Police Service members responded to a report of a male armed with a firearm in the 700 block of Beverley Street.

Although there were no injuries and no shots fired, the police did pursue those fleeing the area on foot. Two of the fleeing suspects were apprehended by members of the Winnipeg Police Service along with a  firearm.

The Major Crimes Unit continued investigating and discovered a 33-year-old male had come to check on his 30-year-old female friend who was hosting a party. Several of the guests, including Lavalley and the two 17 year olds, were uninvited. One produced the firearm when the asked to leave the house.

Constable Eric Hofley said this kind of escalation at a party is actually quite rare.

"No, fortunately, this isn’t something that happens a lot."

Lavalley and the other two were taken into custody.

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