Police are currently investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning.
At approximately 1:36 a.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a patient admitted with a gunshot wound at Dartmouth General Hospital. A preliminary investigation has determined a 27-year-old man was shot near a residence on Highway 7 in East Preston. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and underwent treatment.
The investigation is being led by the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division with assistance of the RCMP Forensic Identification Section. Officers are in the early stages of the investigation.
Investigators are asking anyone with information on this shooting to call Halifax District RCMP at 902-244-7208 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting TIP202 +your message to `CRIMES`(274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.
Source: Media Release