Accidental shooting puts teen in hospital: Winnipeg police

A Winnipeg man has been charged in what police describe as an accidental shooting of a 16-year-old girl. Global News / File

A Winnipeg man has been charged after police say he accidentally shot a teenage girl.

Police were initially called to reports a stabbing at home in the 300 block of Selkirk Avenue around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.

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Instead of finding a stabbing victim, investigators say they found a 16-year-old girl who had been shot in the lower body.

The girl was rushed to hospital in unknown condition where she’s since been upgraded to stable.

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A man was arrested at the scene.

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Police say the accused and the victim were known to each other and say the suspect accidentally shot a gun, hitting her.

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They haven’t said what type of gun was used.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences including unauthorized possession of a firearm and careless use of a firearm.

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