Business dispute leads to shooting, attempted murder charges: Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police have charged a 27-year-old man with attempted murder after a man was shot at a storage facility Tuesday night. Shane Gibson/Global News

A dispute between two business partners has ended with an attempted murder charge after a man was shot at a Winnipeg storage facility earlier this week.

Police, including the tactical support team, were called to the storage facility in the 1000 block of Elgin Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers found a 28-year-old man who had been shot in the lower body. The victim was taken to hospital in stable condition.

They say a man was caught trying to flee the scene in a vehicle. The man was arrested without incident and police say they seized a loaded .22-calibre rifle.

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Police say the victim and the suspect were involved in a dispute over a dissolving business partnership.

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They allege the suspect showed up at the business with a gun and the victim was shot during a struggle between the two men.

They say the suspect threatened to kill the victim after being disarmed with help from a bystander.

A 27-year-old man from Winnipeg has been charged with attempted murder, pointing a firearm, discharging a firearm with intent, and uttering threats.

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