A ‘bitter disappointment’ for parents of 5-year-old girl killed in Winnipeg school shooting
A 5-month-old child was shot and killed during a school shooting in Winnipeg, the second school shooting of the year.
The child was attending a day care centre at the Centrepoint School for Boys in the area of Kenora Street and South Street in the city’s west end.
The school’s principal says the child was not in danger.
“We were aware of the situation and were taking appropriate precautions.
It’s just a bitter disappointment,” says Kenora School Principal John Lantz.
The girl, identified as 5-months-old Ayla, was attending the day care when she was shot by a boy who was sitting on a bench, according to the school’s statement.
The shooting occurred around 2:40 a.m.
CT on Saturday, May 6, according the Winnipeg Police Service.
A police spokesman says it’s unclear if the shooter is an employee or volunteer.
Aylas death marks the third school shooting to take place in the Greater Winnipeg area in less than two months.
On Feb. 27, a 16-year old boy was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Dufferin Centre for the Arts in north Winnipeg.
And in May, a 15-year man was shot to death at a youth centre in the same neighbourhood.
Police said there are no known links between the shootings.