Police are investigating yet another shooting incident in HRM, this time after a man walked into a Dartmouth hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot.
Halifax Regional Police say they were called to Dartmouth General Hospital just before midnight on Wednesday, after receiving reports of a 22-year-old man being treated for a gunshot wound. The incident marks HRM’s 11th shooting since March 16.
Similar to the previous shootings, police say the victim refuses to co-operate, and will not provide any details about what took place.
Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said while the lack of co-operation is frustrating for police, they will continue to investigate the issue to the best of their ability.
“We haven’t received any information as to where, when or how this occurred,” Palmeter said.
“Currently it’s still under investigation and we’ll continue to investigate it despite the lack of co-operation … (But) we encourage (the victims) or anybody with information to come forward to prevent a similar incident from happening again.”
As of Thursday, it was still not known where the incident had taken place. The victim was taken to the QEII Health Centre for further treatment for what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Of the now 11 shootings in HRM since March 16, six have taken place since the start of April.