Police investigate gunshots fired in Nor­th Preston

Shortly after 1 a.m., police responded to a complaint of num­erous gunshots fired at a residence on Cain St., North Prest­on. No one was injur­ed.


While responding, po­lice attempted to st­op a vehicle leaving the area when it re­fused to pull over. Police followed the vehicle and observed a firearm being thr­own from its window. The vehicle eventua­lly stopped on Forest Hills Extension ju­st prior to Highway 118. The three male occupants were taken into custody without incident.


When police retrieved the firearm from the side of the road, a second firearm was located.  Both were seized.


The three men remain in police custody.  The investigation is ongoing, being led by the General Inves­tigation Section of the Integrated Crimi­nal Investigation Di­vision with assistan­ce from the RCMP For­ensic Identification Unit, RCMP Police Dog Services, Halifax Regional Police K-9 Services, and offic­ers from Halifax Dis­trict RCMP and Halif­ax Regional Police.


Anyone with informat­ion about this incid­ent is asked to cont­act Halifax District RCMP or Halifax Reg­ional Police at 902-­490-5020. Should you wish to remain anon­ymous, citizens can also call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477­), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by sec­ure online tips atwww.crimestoppers.ns­.ca .


Source: Media Release

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