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No arrests in latest homicide

Halifax Regional Police have identified the man shot dead in Spryfield late last week.

Halifax Regional Police have identified the man shot dead in Spryfield late last week.

But few further details on that shooting — one of two on Friday night — were available yesterday.

The victim in the Spryfield shooting has been identified Brandon Lewis Hatcher, 20, of Halifax.

Police were called to the 100 block of Lavender Walk just after 8:30 p.m. on Friday, after receiving reports of an injured man. They found Hatcher suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday afternoon, but police did not wait for its completion before ruling Hatcher’s death a homicide.

Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter confirmed last night that the autopsy had been performed, but he had not yet received the results.

Hatcher’s death came just hours after another man appeared at the QEII Health Sciences Centre suffering from a gunshot wound. The 22-year-old’s name has not been released, and his injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

According to Palmeter, there was nothing to indicate that the two shootings were related, although police continue to investigate.

Police have yet to pinpoint exactly where the 22-year-old was shot, but it is believed it was also in the Spryfield area.

No arrests have been made in either shooting. Police are encouraging anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 
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