An 18-year-old male is in hospital after being shot multiple times in North Preston on Monday evening.
Halifax RCMP say they received several 911 calls about shots being fired in the area of Downey Road around 6 p.m.
A short time later, paramedics met a vehicle taking the victim to hospital at the intersection of Lake Major Road and Highway No. 7. He was then rushed to the QEII hospital and was listed in serious, but stable condition on Monday night, according to police.
“We’re still very much in the preliminary stages of our investigation,” said RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Brigdit Leger.
“The only thing I can confirm is that there were multiple shots fired.”
Leger said the teenage victim is from North Preston and that investigators were on scene where the shooting happened on Downey Road on Monday night.
This street is no stranger to gunfire.
In late July, police were called to a shooting on Downey Road, with the victim, 23-year old Narico Downey of North Preston, dying of a single gunshot wound.
“It’s premature to speculate,” Leger said as to whether the two shootings could be related. “We have not eliminated any possible motivation for this incident.”