2 men charged in shootings, high-speed chase over the weekend

Winnipeg police say two people are facing a combined total of 27 charges in connection to a string of shootings on Saturday.

Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) says around 1 a.m. on July 15, a man in his 20s was robbed by two people at a liquor store along McPhillips Street. A report noted he was assaulted and a gun was pointed at him during the incident.

The report also noted the trigger was pulled, but the gun did not fire.

Both suspects fled the scene and police were then contacted.

Roughly half an hour later, the same suspects were driving in the Mynarski neighbourhood when they shot out the windshield of a parked vehicle and again fled in the vehicle.

Around 3 p.m., the same vehicle was seen driving near Mountain Avenue and Arlington Street by police.

Police say the suspects fled the area at a high speed and drove in an unsafe manner. While they fled, they collided with another vehicle near Main Street and Chief Peguis.

The collision reportedly caused significant damage to the other vehicle and the suspects continued to flee in their vehicle, despite missing a wheel.

WPS then says the suspects abandoned their vehicle near R.M. of East St. Paul.

While running from police, the report noted the suspects tossed their guns into a retention pond, which were later recovered by members of the WPS dive team.

The suspects then reportedly stole a vehicle parked at a home and continued to run from police.

The pursuit continued back toward the center of the city, where the suspects collided with another vehicle, with both vehicles rendered undrivable.

Police say the duo then tried to rob another driver of his keys, but were unsuccessful. They reportedly continued to flee on foot until police apprehended them on Smithfield.

WPS says a 22-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were both charged with various firearm-related charges. Both remain in custody.

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