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A Langside Street house was the scene of both a shooting and an attempted break-in over two consecutive days this week, and Winnipeg police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man in the two separate incidents.
Officers responded to a call about a shooting at the home in the 500 block of Langside at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Not long after, they found a vehicle on nearby Young Street connected to the incident. A 17-year-old male in the vehicle had been shot, and was taken to hospital in stable condition, police spokesman Const. Jay Murray told reporters Friday.
Another male in the vehicle ran from police, and was arrested after he tripped and fell during the chase. After entering the Langside Street home, officers found a shotgun and ammunition, along with evidence that a gun had been fired. A 15-year-old boy has been charged with multiple offences, including several firearm-related offences and failure to comply with court conditions. The boy also had outstanding arrest warrants, police said.
Investigators with the major crimes unit believe the shooting involved a group of five teens who went to the house to buy cannabis edibles and a dispute broke out. No drugs have been recovered thus far, Murray said.
While officers were at the home Thursday investigating the shooting, a bystander told them two men wearing gloves and masks were trying to break into the back of the house. Officers found the pair, one of whom was wearing a mask and armed with what they initially thought was a sword, but turned out to be the shaft of a golf club. The other man was on a bicycle, and both fled.
The suspect on the bike escaped, but officers ran after the other man, who allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife in addition to the golf club as he fled. He eventually dropped both weapons during the chase and was arrested on Young Street, Murray said, adding the suspects had break-in tools inside a duffle bag.
Kordic Alfred Constant, 25, has been charged with possession of a weapon and possession of break-in tools, as well as a failing to comply with recognizance.
"I think you can come to your own conclusions if, during one incident individuals were attending the house to purchase drugs, and during another incident you had individuals who looked like they were going to do a break-in at the residence," Murray said, but didn't provide further details.
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