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Winnipeg woman randomly shot in face at local establishment, police apprehend suspect

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Winnipeg police say they have arrested a man after a woman was randomly shot in the face and found at a home at the 500 block of William Ave.

On Friday at 4:30 p.m, police found the 42-year-old woman after they responded to reports of an injured woman. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition while officers went to a local establishment in the 600 block of Maryland Street where the shooting supposedly took place.

Police say the suspected man had already fled before officers arrived.

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Around an hour or so later the man went back to the establishment and officers safely placed him under arrest and recovered a CO² air pistol and CO² canisters concealed on his person, which were seized as evidence.

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The police investigation shows that the man was sitting beside the woman at the establishment when he produced and discharged the firearm at the victim unprovoked.

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The woman sustained a facial injury that will require several surgeries to repair.

Police say the two were not previously known to each other.

An 18-year-old man from Theresa Point is in custody and facing multiple charges related to weapons and assault. He was detained in custody.

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