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3 girls, aged 12 to 15, charged in schoolyard assault Thursday night, Winnipeg police say

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Three girls between the ages of 12 and 15 are facing charges after an incident Thursday night at a school field in the Centennial neighbourhood.

Police said they were called to the field around 9 p.m., and with the help of the Air1 helicopter, found a victim who was being assaulted by a group of people.

Ground units co-ordinated with the helicopter and tracked down three suspects near McDermot Avenue and Frances Street.

The victim, a teenage girl with serious upper-body injuries, was taken to hospital in stable condition.

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Police said a knife and drugs were seized during the arrests, and that the victim and suspects knew each other.

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Two girls, 12 and 15, are facing aggravated assault charges and were released on an undertaking.

A 13-year-old girl remains in youth custody and has been charged with aggravated assault, possessing a weapon and possessing both meth and fentanyl.

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