15-year-old charged with selling gun to teen used in fatal Winnipeg shooting

Winnipeg police say another teen is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a boy in August.

A Wednesday press release says officers charged the 15-year-old suspect with weapons trafficking after an investigation into the sale of a gun to the accused in the incident.

On Aug. 5 police were called to a home in the Jefferson neighbourhood around 8:15 p.m., where they found a 15-year-old victim with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said both teens were hanging out with a group of other youths when the suspect — who had brought a loaded sawed-off shotgun — carelessly pointed it at three members of the group, killing one when the gun discharged.

The accused, 16, was arrested and charged with manslaughter and a half-dozen firearms offences.

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The teen in the latest arrest, who also had an outstanding warrant, remains in custody.

— with files from Sam Thompson

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