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Winnipeg Police say the 16-year-old boy who allegedly shot at police officers is facing a long list of charges, including seven counts of attempted murder. 

Police allege the boy fired multiple shots from inside a residence in the 300 block of Bannerman Ave. around 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 7. Multiple police vehicles were struck, including the armoured vehicle. 

Nearly 100 officers, including the Tactical Support Team, Crisis Negotiators, K9 and School Resources officers, responded to the incident. 

Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth says at 6:00 a.m. the same day, police responded to the 300 block of Aikins St. to reports of shots fired. About 40 minutes later police went to the residence on Bannerman and took five people into custody. Approximately five hours after that is when the suspect allegedly opened fire on officers. 

Smyth says the area was quickly locked down, neighbours were evacuated and a large police presence responded to the scene. 

"It is not normal to be fired upon, I don't care if you're a police officer, a citizen or someone going to school," Smyth said. "It's always concerning to have an armed and barricaded incident and at the end of the day we have to respond to the safety of the public." 

Const. Rob Carver issued an update on Friday, saying police have also linked the boy to a shooting that took place on Nov. 6 in the 600 block of Magnus Ave. 

This isn't the only armed and barricaded situation police have responded to in the past three weeks. On Oct. 25 police responded to a beer vendor on Pembina Hwy where a man armed with a knife allegedly locked himself inside. On Friday Nov. 2, police peacefully resolved an armed and barricaded incident on Chudley Ave. in the Maples. And in addition to the Bannerman incident on Nov. 7, police dealt with two suspects who locked themselves in a business in the 500 block of Young St. the same day. 

Smyth says nine officers who responded to Bannerman are on administrative leave as a precaution, which is common after these incidents. 

"Our members are given the opportunity to fully recover and be assessed by our service psychologists to make sure they're coping with the trauma they went through in a healthy way," Smyth said. "We take the well-being of our officers very seriously."

"These protocols are in place to ensure everyone is OK. Even though we're cops, we're not accustom to being shot at." 

The 16-year-old surrendered to police just after 6:00 p.m. and now faces 31 charges. 

Const. Rob Carver says the investigation is ongoing and the service is now focused on dealing with the aftermath, both for their officers and members of the community. 

"I've never seen anything like this in my career," Carver said today. "I was on the outer perimeter but I can tell you that officers will struggle with this for a while, as will the residents." 

"This is difficult for our officers and for people in the area who were told they had to stay inside and in their basements." 

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