16-138656 At approximately 2:20 am Halifax Regional Police responded to the area of Bella Vista and Spring Ave in Dartmouth in relation to reports of shots fired in the area. Several patrol members responded to the area but were unable to locate evidence associated with a shooting due to darkness. Early this morning HRP patrol members re-attended the area for a daylight search.
Patrol members have now located evidence consistent with a shooting having occurred in the 200 block of Spring Ave. Spring Avenue is currently closed to traffic between Ellenvale and Dorthea Dr as HRP continues to investigate. HRP Forensic Identification Section members and Integrated General Investigation Section members are assisting with this ongoing investigation. There have been no reports of injuries from this incident at this time.
16-138677 At approximately 4:10 am Halifax Regional Police patrol members located a vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the road on Magazine Hill, inbound toward Dartmouth. Officers conducting the traffic stop located 2 firearms and ammunition during the stop. 3 people were taken into custody and are presently being interviewed by members of the Integrated General Investigation Section.
HRP is attempting to determine if these incidents are connected.