11-year-old shot in West End Halifax

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Halifax last night.

At approximately 9:20 p.m. last night police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of the 3000 block of Federal Avenue. Officers located an 11-year-old girl in a residence who had been struck by a bullet. The youth was transported to hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The residence and an unoccupied parked vehicle were also struck.

Investigators are expected to remain on scene throughout the day. There is no suspect information at this time and we do not have any information to suggest the youth was targeted. Any information, no matter how small, is what could be needed to further advance the investigation.

The investigation is in its early stages and police are asking anyone with information about the incident or video from the area to contact police.

Anyone with Information is asked to contact police by calling 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.

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