Police Investigate Weapons Call (Shooting) – Halifax

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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.
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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.

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