According to Winnipeg police, a teenage boy, aged 15, has been accused of engaging in the illegal trade of firearms. He allegedly sold a shotgun which was then used in the tragic incident resulting in the death of another teenager in August of last year.
On Monday, the police apprehended and accused a 15-year-old of engaging in the illegal activity of weapons trafficking, as stated in a news release issued on Tuesday.
According to authorities, the boy was also wanted for not showing up in court and has now been placed in youth custody. The arrest occurred after the police looked into the case of another 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed on August 5th.
According to the police, the investigators have pressed charges against the 15-year-old for the sale of the shotgun, which was eventually used in the fatal incident involving the teenage boy.
A 16-year-old was accused of manslaughter following the incident, and law enforcement had stated that he carelessly aimed the shotgun at three other youths in a Winnipeg residence before it discharged.
Police say their investigation continues and ask that anyone with information regarding the incident or related events call the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers 204-786-TIPS or submit a secure tip online.