How to stay safe online after a recent shooting at a Manitoba correctional facility
In a news conference Tuesday, Manitoba’s Corrections Minister Mike McCormack said six inmates were shot in an attack at a juvenile correctional facility in Winnipeg on Tuesday morning.
A police officer shot and killed the attacker.
McCormack added that a total of three suspects are in custody.
A number of people have been injured in the attack, which occurred at a facility on the city’s west side, he said.
One person was injured in surgery, but is expected to survive, McCormack told reporters.
The Winnipeg Police Service said the officers were responding to a call about shots fired near the facility’s west entrance around 10:20 a.m. when they encountered three suspects armed with handguns.
One suspect was arrested by police, and is currently in custody, police said.
McCormacks said it appears that one of the suspects fired from inside the facility, and a third suspect fired from outside.
Police said they are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“It appears that the individual who fired the firearm was one of those individuals that were involved in this incident,” McCormack explained.
“We have no further information to share at this time.”
McCormack, however, noted that there is currently a lockdown at the facility.
The lockdown will remain in place until the investigation is complete, he added.
At least two other incidents of violence at juvenile correctional facilities in Manitoba have occurred in recent weeks, with inmates reportedly attacking staff and others.
On Aug. 24, a 17-year-old boy was arrested for the attempted murder of a corrections officer.
In January, a 15-year old boy was charged with assault with a weapon and attempted assault in connection with a shooting at an adult-only facility in Lacombe, Manitoba.
The teen was also charged with possession of a prohibited weapon.
A Winnipeg man was charged on Wednesday with aggravated assault and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after an altercation with a juvenile offender in June.
On Tuesday, a 16-year, former prisoner was charged in connection to the June shooting.
On July 15, two inmates were charged with attempted murder after a shooting on the island of St. Croix.