On Tuesday the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) responded to two separate violent attacks on Selkirk Ave. that ended by arresting two 19-year-olds.
On May 10 just before 9:00 a.m., the WPS responded to the report of a stabbing at a residence in the 300 block of Selkirk Avenue.
Officers located a 16-year-old female who had not been stabbed but had sustained a gunshot wound to her lower body. She was transported to the hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable condition. The police took 19-year-old Ahmed Immad Patience into custody.
The Major Crimes Unit took over the investigation. Investigators determined that the accused and the victim were previously known, and the accused accidentally discharged a firearm, striking the female.
The 19-year-old male, Patience, was charged with the following offences:
- Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
- Possession of a Loaded Firearm
- Possession of Firearm or Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order
- Pointing a Firearm
- Careless Use of Firearm
- Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000
- Fail to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking x 2
Patience is detained in custody.
Another Arrest on the Same Street
Later on that day around 3:00 p.m. the WPS responded to another report of a stabbing in the 200 block of Selkirk Ave.
North District General Patrol officers and Foot Patrol attended and located a female suspect walking nearby. Officers safely placed her into custody. A folding knife used in the assault was found in her possession and seized as evidence.
The Major Crimes Unit investigated and determined that the accused female, known to the victim, had attended the residence and stabbed the victim in the upper body. The victim escaped the residence, where she was chased by the accused before they were both located by officers.
The victim was transported to the hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable.
Another 19-year-old, Sienna Blyth of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Assault with a Weapon
Blyth is detained in custody.