Halifax Regional Police are currently investigating a weapons complaint that occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. in Halifax Tuesday night.
Halifax Regional Police members heard what they believed to be a gun shot in the area of Uniacke Street at Olympic Court. They observed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. They were unable to stop the vehicle.
A short time later, a 31 year-old male from Halifax was located by Police at a local hospital suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg. Police believe this is related to the gunshot heard on Uniacke Street at Olympic Court earlier.
As a result of the investigation Police determined that the injuries were self-inflicted and caused when the injured party accidentally discharged a firearm. The firearm has not yet been located.
A 30-year-old Halifax man will appear in Halifax Provincial Court later today facing several firearms charges including the following;
– Sec. 86(1)CC, Firearm, Careless Use,
– Sec. 86(2)CC, Firearm Careless Storage,
– Sec. 88(2)CC, Weapon Possession For Purpose Dangerous To Public,
– Sec. 90(2)(a)CC, Carrying a Concealed Weapon,
– Sec. 92 CC, Possession Of Firearm Knowing Possession Unauthorized,
– Sec. 94 CC, Possession Of A Firearm In A Motor Vehicle,
– Sec. 95(2)(a)CC, Possession Of Restricted Firearm With Ammunition,
– Sec. 117.01(1) CC, Possession of Firearm Contrary To Prohibition Order.
Members of the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling 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