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Suspected shooter given bail

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WPS identification tags mark bullet holes in the Seven Oaks Avenue house.

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WPS identification tags mark bullet holes in the Seven Oaks Avenue house.

A man accused of shooting up the same West Kildonan home twice over the span of a single day has been granted bail and must live under house arrest pending trial.

Tamim Ahmadzai, 19, learned this afternoon he was being freed on several conditions, including that his parents post a $50,000 surety and come up with an $8,000 cash bond.

In addition, Judge Brent Stewart placed him on an absolute curfew, allowing him out of his home only four hours a week to attend to personal matters or in a medical emergency.

A publication ban ordered in the case prohibits details from the bail hearing being disclosed in the media. The Crown opposed Ahmadzai's release.

He and co-accused Hamed Shahnawaz, 24, were arrested April 1 following a high-speed car chase with police that snaked across the city.

Police said the two men were suspected of firing multiple shots at a Seven Oaks Avenue home early on March 31 and again early on April 1.

There were no injuries.

Police said after the second shooting, an SUV was seen leaving the area.

Soon after, police spotted a 2007 Ford Explorer near Portage Avenue and Vaughan Street.

As police approached, the SUV sped off.

Officers pursued the vehicle as it travelled towards the city’s south end.

It crashed into a snowbank near Bairdmore Boulevard and Beaufort Crescent and two men inside fled.

The shootings were tied to street-gang tensions, police have said.

Facebook postings obtained by the Free Press through sources suggest trouble was brewing between Ahmadzai and a young man living at the home which was shot at.

Shahnawaz, who is related to Ahmadzai, was released on $40,000 bail on May 23 and effectively banished from Manitoba to live in Ontario.

Both men are presumed innocent. If convicted, however, they face years-long mandatory minimum prison sentences.

james.turner@freepress.mb.ca

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