May 10, 2014 2:55 pm

Family, friends gather to say goodbye to shooting victim

Family and friends gathered at a Weston area church Saturday afternoon to say their last goodbyes to Rustom Paclipan.

Jeremy Desrochers / Global News

WINNIPEG — Family and friends gathered at a Weston-area church Saturday afternoon to say their last goodbyes to shooting victim Rustom Paclipan.

A service was held for the 23-year-old at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic church on Worth Street.

Paclipan was shot early Sunday morning outside Opera Ultralounge, an Exchange District nightclub. Two others were injured.

Police have charged two people in connection with the shooting.

Paclipan’s mother, Elvira Paclipan-Padillo, said she was not aware of her son having ties to street gangs in an interview with Global News earlier this week. She was grateful for the arrest.

“You don’t know how happy I am right now to [know] that someone got arrested for [the death of] my son,” she said.

Marcus James Richard, 21, is charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. He was arrested Thursday morning at a Via Rail station near Sudbury, Ont.

A 16-year-old boy is facing manslaughter charges for his alleged involvement.

It’s not known if more arrests will be made in connection with the shooting.

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