The RCMP/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the discharge of a 3-D printed firearm in East Preston.
On October 23, at approximately 10 p.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a 911 call where a woman stated she had just been shot at a property on Hwy. 7 in East Preston. The 20-year-old Cole Harbour woman was transported by EHS to hospital.
RCMP officers learned that the woman was in a garage on the property, when she heard a loud bang and suffered non-life-threatening gun shot wounds. RCMP officers secured the garage, detained four individuals present and arrested a 20-year-old Dartmouth man for Obstructing a Police Officer. All parties were later released without charges.
On October 24, police executed a search warrant at the property on Hwy. 7 in East Preston. During the search a 3-D printed firearm and ammunition were located and seized by police.
At this time, investigators believe the firearm was discharged unintentionally.
The investigation, led by the RCMP/HRP Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, is ongoing and being assisted by the RCMP Forensic Identification Section.
The manufacturing of 3-D printed firearms is an offence under the Criminal Code.
Anyone with information about this incident, or the manufacturing of 3-D-printed firearms, is asked to contact police at 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.