Charges laid in Winnipeg nightclub shooting

Winnipeg police have made two arrests in connection to a shooting that left a man critically injured at a Portage Avenue nightclub last month.

Police were called to Spades Lounge and Hookah Bar after shots were fired around 4 a.m. on Sept. 4.

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A 27-year-old woman was injured by flying glass and a man in his 30s was rushed to hospital in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police now say two groups had gotten into a fight in the bar before the gunfire erupted.

Police announced two arrests in the case in a press release Tuesday.

One of the suspects is also facing drug charges after police allege he threw a bag of cocaine out a second-storey window — before jumping out himself — when officers came to make an arrest at a home in the South Pointe neighbourhood on Sept. 25.

A 31-year-old man from Winnipeg has been charged with a number of offences including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, discharging a firearm with intent and discharging a firearm in a reckless manner.

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A second suspect, a 24-year-old man from Winnipeg, was arrested at a home in the Mynarski neighbourhood on Sept. 26.

That man is facing a number of charges including aggravated assault, discharging a firearm with intent and discharging a firearm in a reckless manner.

Both suspects have been detained in custody.

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