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Free from lease after bullet near-miss

Shooting on Pembina

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This article was published 17/12/2012 (1707 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

A Winnipeg woman who moved out after a bullet went through her apartment wall got what she wanted before Christmas this year: an escape from her apartment lease.

Kate Cheng, 27, was traumatized after a shooting at her Pembina Highway apartment on Dec. 8, and the experience worsened when the property management company initially wouldn't release her from her lease.

By Monday afternoon, however, she'd reached an agreement with Crystal Properties to relinquish the apartment at the end of January.

But she and a roommate have already left.

"It's not safe at all," said Cheng, who lived at the Georgetown Park block on the 1600 block of Pembina Highway.

"If the bullet can go through the wall, it definitely can hurt us. I don't want to stay here."

Cheng said a bullet pierced one wall of the apartment and got lodged in another room.

Police have confirmed a shooting took place.

At the time of the shooting, Cheng's roommate was sitting at her desk, eating soup.

Cheng moved to Canada from China in 2006 to study here as an international student and now works in retail and is applying for citizenship.

She said she hasn't told her family about what happened because she doesn't want to upset them.

"They would worry about me and ask me to go back immediately," said Cheng.

"I've been here for more than six years, everything is good, people are so friendly... I can't believe this happened."

Damage to the property was visible Monday afternoon, with holes in the walls where the bullet travelled and broken glass on the floor after the bullet shattered some light bulbs.

The person or people in the neighbouring suite have moved since the shooting, said Cheng's boyfriend, Peter Saydak.


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