Halifax Regional Police say they don’t think bullets that flew in Fairview yesterday afternoon have anything to do with a stabbing that took place in the same neighbourhood a couple of hours earlier.
“We can certainly understand why residents might be a little uneasy,” police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter told reporters gathered on Halifax’s Main Avenue, outside of two small apartment buildings, including one that was shot up shortly after 2 p.m.
“We do believe that (in) this incident, the parties involved are known to each other.”
Police cars were still parked outside the modest buildings at 29 and 31 Main Ave. before 4 p.m., while forensic investigators used a metal detector to search for shell casings on the ground.
“A group of males arrived in a silver mid-sized, four-door sedan,” Palmeter said.
“One male exited the vehicle and fired three rounds at a male who was seen running northbound.”
The car then headed west up Main Avenue, he said, adding it didn’t appear anyone was injured.
A man named Mark said he was smoking a cigarette when he heard shots ring out.
He said “a young black fella, he walked up by” and then an expensive looking grey car “fired three shots at him.”
Mark said he also walked to a corner store earlier in the day “and seen a woman lying on the sidewalk stabbed.”
Police said they responded to the stabbing at noon near Titus Street and Evans Avenue, where they found the woman suffering from stab wounds.
Several media outlets say she is pregnant, but Palmeter couldn’t confirm that. He did say “she’s expected to make a full recovery.”
Police said the stabbing was due to a property dispute, adding an 18-year-old woman will face charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon, and a 14-year-old boy is facing charges of accessory after the fact and breaching probation.