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.
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.
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