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Police Continue Investigation of Suspected Homicide – Halifax

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The suspicious death that occurred yesterday evening in Halifax is being treated as suspected homicide.

At 10:58 p.m. on April 19, Halifax Regional Police responded to the 2000 block of Gottingen Street in relation to multiple calls of shots fired. Upon arrival officers encountered two men in a vehicle. Emergency Health Services were immediately called to attend to injuries they had sustained. A 23-year-old-man from Dartmouth was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 31-year-old-man originally from Halifax was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries, however, investigators have since been advised that his condition has improved.

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An autopsy is to be conducted on the deceased man later today by the Medical Examiner’s Office in order to definitively rule the death a homicide. The 23-year-old victim’s name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

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The investigation, led by the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, is ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 902-490-5016. 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 texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

Source:  Media Release

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