Winnipeg youth crime mailbag

(USVI)

Recent question via email from a reader:

“What ever happened to the kid who shot at the Canada Post carrier this winter?”

Well, reader, glad you asked: He’s serving the last few of months of an eight-month sentence recently handed to him by a youth court judge.

According to the 13-year-old’s lawyer, the incident began when the kid threatened to rob the letter carrier of his pepper-spray. Why the Postie was carrying the weapon, I can’t say [most likely dogs].

But when the carrier rebuffed the young man, the young man produced a sawed-off shotgun and fired at him, luckily missing.

There’s really not much more to it.

And yes, the shooter comes from a not-so-great background.

Why a 13-year-old — or rather — how — a 13-year-old gets access to such a weapon is a question for someone else, sadly.

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Question about youth-related crime in Winnipeg? Hit me up in the comments or at my email in the about page.

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