A teenage girl is recovering after being shot while babysitting in the Seven Oaks neighbourhood of Winnipeg. 

On September 3, 2022, around 11:00 a.m., the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) responded to a gun call at an apartment complex in the Seven Oaks neighbourhood.

A teenage victim was located with a gunshot wound to her upper body and transported to the hospital in stable condition. 

An initial investigation established that a teenager was babysitting a toddler while an adult was asleep within the suite. The toddler accessed an insecure-loaded gun and was running around the suite.

The babysitter quickly removed the gun from the child, and it accidentally discharged, striking her. 

A 20-year-old female of Winnipeg was arrested on the scene and is facing the following charges: 

- Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
- Store Firearm or Restricted Weapon Contrary to Regs
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition

She was released on an Undertaking.