13-year-old shot, 15-year-old charged

A Norway House shooting involving up to five youths left a 13-year-old hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries Aug. 28.

Norway House RCMP were notified around 5 p.m. Wednesday that a male youth had been shot on Kistapinan Drive.

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The victim was transported to hospital and subsequently to Winnipeg for further treatment. He remains in hospital in stable condition.

The suspects had fled the scene prior to police arriving but investigation identified five youths who may have been involved. Three of them – a 15-year-old male and two females, aged 13 and 14, were located and arrested. The male was charged with aggravated assault, discharging a firearm with intent, pointing a firearm and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose. The two females were released without charges.

Police continue investigating and anyone with information should call Norway house RCMP at 204-359-6715 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

© Virden Empire-Advance

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