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.
âInformation received indicated that a 46-year-old male victim had been shot,â said McNeil. âThe victim was taken to the QEII hospital with serious injuries, but itâs unknown if theyâre life threatening at this time.â
Forensic investigators and K9 units responded to the scene as containment measures, and McNeil said five people were arrested in short order.
Although itâs not clear yet what led to the shooting, McNeil said early indications are that itâs not a random act.
âI think this is non-random. I think itâs a specific act,â he said. âI donât 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.