Winnipeg police have arrested a suspect in connection to a homicide that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy.
On March 6, at around 1 a.m., officers responded to the 200 block of Amherst Street, where they located two teenage boys that had been shot.
A 17-year-old boy was transported to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable condition. The second victim, a 15-year-old boy, was transported to hospital in unstable condition and succumbed to his injuries.
On Sunday, officers arrested and charged a 17-year-old boy with manslaughter in connection to the shooting.
Police say that the 15-year-old and his 17-year-old brother were involved in an altercation with an unknown group of males in the 300 block of Sackville Street. A shooting took place where both victims were struck, and the suspects fled.
The victims made their way to a home in the 200 block of Amherst Street, where they encountered a 17-year-old male known to them. He was armed with a gun, and a subsequent shooting happened, where the 15-year-old was critically injured.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this shooting or the related incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS(8477).