Winnipeg police seize semi automatic rifle with modified magazine in residential yard
February 19, 2023 By The Canadian Press
Feb. 19, 2023, Winnipeg, Man. – Police in Winnipeg say they recovered a semi-automatic rifle with a magazine that had been modified to hold extra rounds when they responded to a weekend gun call.
They say officers were alerted to a report of a man with a firearm in a neighbourhood in the city’s north end on Saturday afternoon, and a man matching the suspect’s description was located and arrested.
In a residential yard within the same block of the arrest, police say they found a loaded sawed-off Kodiak WK180C semi-automatic rifle with a magazine containing .223 calibre ammunition.
Police say the rifle’s serial number had been obliterated, and the magazine had been altered to increase its capacity to hold additional rounds.
The 23-year-old man who was arrested faces numerous firearms charges, including two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.
Police say they notified Correctional Service Canada after learning the man was a parolee from the Edmonton Institution, and he remains in custody.
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