Winnipeg police said seven males have been charged and detained in custody in connection with three incidents involving firearms.
On Friday at 2:55 a.m., officers responded to a report about shots being heard from the 400 block of Victor Street.
Patrol officers found a vehicle on the 400 block of McGee Street. They arrested four occupants and seized two firearms: a loaded sawed-off .22-calibre rifle and a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun.
A male youth had a knife, 3.4 grams of crack cocaine and $450, police said.
A home on McGee Street had exterior damage consistent with multiple firearm discharges. No one was found in the home, police said.
Police believe that at least one of the arrested individuals had been inside the residence at the time of the incident. The seized firearms do not match ballistic evidence recovered at the scene, police said.
Christopher Jesse Dean Greene, 37, of Winnipeg, has been charged with several offences, including careless use of a firearm, possession of a restricted weapon and four counts of failure to comply with conditions imposed by a judge.
Austin Mark Chief, 21, of Winnipeg, has been charged with careless use of a firearm and possession of a weapon.
A 17-year-old male of Winnipeg and a 16-year-old male from Winnipeg face a raft of charges.
On Saturday around 10:30 a.m., officers were patrolling near Cumberland Avenue and Spence Street when they saw a group of males in front of a home that had gang-related graffiti tags on it.
Police said the officers saw the stock of a firearm protruding from a backpack worn by one of the males. The police unit stopped, and the males ran in different directions.
The officers caught the male with the backpack and took him into custody. Officers seized a loaded .38-calibre revolver, sawed-off .22-calibre rifle, an airsoft pellet gun and an additional round of .22-calibre ammunition.
Ryan Matthew Boulanger, 31, of Winnipeg, has been charged with several firearms offences.
In the third case, two men have been charged with the armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver after police, including tactical-support officers, issued a search warrant at a suite in a residential building in the 300 block of Blake Street, in Weston, Friday evening.
Officers seized a sawed-off .22-calibre rifle.
Police said on Tuesday evening, officers went to a suite in an apartment building in the 100 block of Cathedral Avenue after a report that two men were armed with guns.
One of the suspects had pointed a firearm at a person who was known to him, and the other man had armed himself with a second firearm. The occupants of the suite fled and the two men stole property before fleeing, police said.
Hours later, officers responded to the 300 block of Blake Street after a pizza delivery driver was robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with bear spray. The suspects got away before police arrived.
Jordan Daniel Baker, 18, of Winnipeg, has been charged with armed robbery using a restricted weapon, and several other charges, including failure to comply with conditions imposed by a judge.
Peter Lee Bird, 19, of Winnipeg, has been charged with armed robbery using a restricted weapon and other offences.
Updated on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10:38 PM CDT: Edited