Winnipeg police charge two for prohibited firearm possession
Posted October 7, 2022 12:37 pm.
Winnipeg police have charged two people in connection to a prohibited firearm investigation.
The Winnipeg Police Service’s Firearms Investigation and Enforcement Unit (FIEU) searched a home on Ross Avenue on Thursday as part of its investigation.
During the search, officers were able to seize a pair of sawed-off 12-gauge shotguns, gun barrels, ammunition and some other firearm parts, which investigators believe were being used to make “zip guns.”
WPS say a 42-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from Winnipeg, were taken into custody and have since been charged.
The man is facing seven charges including three counts of possession of a firearm against a court order, two counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, and two counts of unsafely storing a firearm.
The woman is also facing two counts of unsafely storing a firearm, as well as two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm.