Man charged with attempted murder in Dartmouth apartment shooting

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DARTMOUTH - A 34-year-old North Preston man faces multiple charges, including attempted murder, in connection with a double shooting outside a Dartmouth apartment building on Friday.

Police responded to the parking lot of an apartment building on Trinity Avenue after a woman was shot in the face and a man was shot in the torso around 9:20 a.m.

“It was very targeted, he approached them and shot them in the parking lot,” police spokeswoman Theresa Rath said about the male shooter Friday afternoon. ”It’s very concerning nonetheless because obviously we had two people seriously injured.”

Rath said the woman was taken to hospital by ambulance, while the man flagged down a passing vehicle, jumped in and called 911.

Officers later met the man at a bus terminal on Nantucket Avenue and he was taken to hospital.

Both of the shooting victims had non-life-threatening injuries.

“It’s very disconcerting because that was a very violent act in broad daylight,” Rath said.

She said two men were arrested a few hours after the shooting during a traffic stop of a silver SUV on Forest Hills Parkway.

One of the men has been released and the other faces numerous charges.

Three cars were seized related to the case, Rath said, including the SUV and two cars that were seen speeding down Trinity Avenue after the shooting.

Terry Arthur Downey, 34, has been charged with two counts each of attempted murder, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, discharging a firearm with intent and discharging recklessly.

He also faces multiple gun charges including careless use of a firearm, using a firearm in commission of an offence, and failure to comply with a court order.

- by Haley Ryan - Metro Halifax; with files from the Canadian Press

Geographic location: Trinity Avenue, Dartmouth, Nantucket Avenue Forest Hills Parkway

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