WINNIPEG — A woman and her husband were browsing through raffle prizes at a crowded wedding reception shortly before midnight Saturday when a gunman burst in spraying bullets — killing her and injuring him and another woman.
Cheryl Robert, 50, was shot in the head and died later in hospital. Her 50-year-old husband was struck in the back. He and a 31-year-old woman, who was grazed by a bullet, were treated in hospital and later released, said Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith.
Police said a lone gunman slipped into the rear entrance of the Polish Combatants Association Club and opened fire on the crowd after the couple had exchanged their vows. “There were known gang members at the reception,” said Const. Jacqueline Chaput, though she added it’s too early to speculate whether that was a factor in the incident The newlyweds — identified by friends as “Jason and Angel”— had been together for 18 years and had only recently decided to tie the knot.