At 9:00 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of possible gun shots in the 500 block of Portland Street, Dartmouth. Officers arrived on scene and confirmed a shooting had taken place. Multiple officers are currently on scene, including K-9, and Forensic Identification members. We ask that people avoid the area.
Shortly after at 9:29 p.m., the Dartmouth General Hospital reported an adult male arrived with gun shot wounds. The Hospital has been placed in lockdown and officers are on scene.
Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation. The investigation is in its preliminary stages and further information will be released when available.
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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