Headingley RCMP officers were recently called to a residence in Rosser where an out of control party was being held. When they arrived, they found people fleeing after shots were reportedly fired.
It happened on Friday, February 24th at a house that was known as an online marketplace vacation rental.
Police arrived to find the site in chaos as people fled on foot and in cars. A large number of youths were found inside with empty liquor bottles strewn throughout the premises when a female youth approached and informed police someone was seriously injured.
All three floors of the home were cleared while other officers cleared the roadway for EMS to access the house.
Three people were found outside in need of medical help and needed to be carried from the residence. A male and female were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, and police found one male was already at the hospital receiving treatment for injuries from the same location. No firearms were located and no one was found to have been shot.
Police learned that the party was announced on Snapchat with many in attendance who did not know one another. Thousands of dollars of damage was made to the residence with party-goers mainly youth consuming different types of drugs and alcohol.
“This is the second large youth party announced via social media that RCMP have seen in the last few months, and the trend is getting concerning,” says Staff Sergeant Jason Vrooman, Area Commander for Stonewall and Headingley RCMP. “Young people are getting seriously injured. The danger these types of events pose is no laughing matter. The level of violence escalated quickly. My advice to those seeing these invitations is to stay as far away as you can and advise the police immediately.”
If you have any information regarding this event or were a victim of a crime that night, police would like you to contact them and ask you to call Headingley RCMP at 204-888-0358, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.