Winnipeg man hospitalized after shooting during gun sale gone awry

A gun sale gone wrong left a man in hospital Monday night, Winnipeg police say.

According to police, the victim had arranged to meet with two men at a location on Mountain Avenue to sell a gun. At some point during the encounter, one of the men pulled out a gun of his own and began firing into the victim’s vehicle as he was driving away.

The victim, 20, was found a few minutes away on McPhillips Street, and was taken to hospital in unstable condition, since upgraded to stable.

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Police say the gun sale itself appears to have been on the up-and-up.

“From all indications, investigators do believe this was a legal transaction,” Const. Claude Chancy told 680 CJOB.

“The victim was a legal owner of the firearm and had proper documentation and licensing for that firearm.”

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One suspect is described as a man in his 20s wearing a white hoodie, and the other as a man in his 30s wearing dark clothing and carrying a long gun.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 204-986-6219, or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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