Bullet accidentally fired through apartment wall leads to gun charges against two people

Two people were arrested, one of them suffering a  gunshot wound, following a handgun being fired accidentally in a Princeton Drive apartment building Oct. 10.

Thompson RCMP were notified around 12:30 p.m. that a tenant in the apartment building had found a bullet on the floor. It had been fired from an adjacent suite and gone through the wall and a cupboard. Police obtained a search warrant for the apartment the shot originated from and.located a handgun and ammunition. The 39-year-old female tenant was arrested.

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A second suspect police were looking for came to the Thompson RCMP detachment around 6 p.m  Oct. 11 and turned himself in. The 30-year-old Winnipeg man was arrested and found to have a gunshot wound. He was treated at Thompson General Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigation determined that the man was handling the gun unsafely when it fired. He is facing charges of unsafe storage of a firearm, careless use of a firearm and possession of a loaded restricted firearm. The female tenant of the apartment where the shot was fired also faces several firearms-related charges.

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