Man charged with gun offences after serious incident in West End

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Man charged with gun offences after serious incident in West End

A Winnipeg man has been charged with several firearm offences after a weapon was fired inside a home on the 600 block of Sherburn Street Wednesday afternoon. He is currently in police custody.

Officers were at the residence at the time the gun went off.

While there were no injures, police called it "a serious incident."

Several emergency vehicles — including police cars, an ambulance and the police service's armoured response vehicle — converged on Sherburn Street near Wolever Avenue around 4 p.m.

Danya Barnhardt, who lives a few doors down from where the incident happened, said about 12 police cars were at the scene at one point and neighbours were told to stay indoors.

Sherburn was shut down between Wolever and St. Matthews Avenue for a couple of hours.

"It was a little unnerving, to be honest, but it was also reassuring that there was so much presence here with the police and the ambulance," Barnhardt said.

"So it was clearly being addressed and taken care of."

Police used a loudspeaker, calling several times for someone to come out of a house with their hands raised.

Eventually, a man with bare feet came out, walked to the middle of the front yard and talked to police while gesturing with his hands, Barnhardt said.

The man then turned to go back inside, and then police officers rushed in and tackled him, she said.

The entire incident was over around 6:30 p.m.