Attempted murder charge laid after man seriously injured in Spryfield shooting

Ruth Davenport, Metro Halifax
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SPRYFIELD - Police say a 46-year-old man has been hospitalized with serious injuries after a shooting in Spryfield.

Halifax Regional Police Sgt. Kevin McNeil said officers were called to the 0 to 100 block of Williams Lake Road at 8:21 p.m. Sunday for a weapons complaint.

“Information received indicated that a 46-year-old male victim had been shot,” said McNeil. “The victim was taken to the QEII hospital with serious injuries, but it’s unknown if they’re life threatening at this time.”

Forensic investigators and K9 units responded to the scene as containment measures, and McNeil said five people were arrested in short order.

Although it’s not clear yet what led to the shooting, McNeil said early indications are that it’s not a random act.

“I think this is non-random. I think it’s a specific act,” he said. “I don’t think this a general public safety issue.)

On Monday morning, police announced that four of the five people arrested were released, but a 20-year-old man is now facing numerous charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault and several weapons-related offences.

Organizations: QEII hospital

Geographic location: Williams Lake Road, Herring Cove, Purcells Cove Road

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