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Police Investigate Weapons Call (Shooting) – Halifax
At approximately 12:35 a.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of possible gun shots in the area of Spring Garden Road and Dresden Row, Halifax. Officers arrived on scene and confirmed a shooting had taken place.
A number of officers are currently on scene, including K-9, and Forensic Identification members and traffic is closed along Spring Garden and adjacent streets. We ask that people avoid the area.
The investigation is in its preliminary stages and further information will be released when available.
Shortly after the initial call at 12:40 a.m., officers did locate and arrest two male suspects (26 and 31 yrs) inside Royal Artillery Park, Queen Street Halifax. A Police Service Dog conducted a track and located a handgun also inside Royal Artillery Park.
At 1:20 a.m., the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital contacted police advising a male victim (27 yrs) with a non-life-threatening gun shot wound arrived at the hospital.
Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation. Investigators believe the suspect’s and victim are known to one another. Investigators and are actively searching for a third male suspect that was not located. The suspect is described as:
Suspect – Black Male, 25-30 yrs., hair in braids, wearing a blue shirt.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 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 by using the P3 Tips app.