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No charges laid in New Year's Day stabbing, shooting

One victim was shot, the other stabbed in a New Year’s Day incident.

One victim was shot, the other stabbed in a New Year’s Day incident.

A 23-year-old man suffering from several gunshot wounds arrived at the QEII emergency department at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday. A short time later, a 19-year-old man showed up at the ER with lacerations to his face and hands, which appear to be inflicted with a knife.

At first, police officers had a difficult time getting information to figure out what happened, but they found out there may be a connection between the two injured men. The injuries could have been inflicted at an apartment building on Windsor Street that morning.

The 23-year-old man’s gunshot wounds were considered life-threatening when he was taken to hospital. A spokesman for the Halifax Regional Police said yesterday there was no update on the case but investigators are still working on it.

The 19-year-old stabbing victim was treated at the hospital and was released.

Police arrested a 19-year-old man later on New Year’s Day, but he was released from custody. Police said the man was scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court Friday afternoon on an unrelated charge.

 
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