A young man was shot in the middle of a downtown neighbourhood with a long-barrelled shotgun early yesterday evening.
“At 6:30 p.m. we responded to a shots-fired call on Creighton Street, and we found an adult male in his 20s lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his hip,” said Staff Sgt. Jim Butler with the Halifax Regional Police.
Police had a suspect in custody soon after they found the victim, a man they located just a short distance away.
Butler said police also found the firearm that was used.
He couldn’t comment on the extent of the victim’s injuries, saying it was still too early to tell.
Police continued their investigation into the incident long after shots had been fired.
They canvassed the area of Creighton Street between Buddy Day and Charles streets where the victim was found, looking for information from residents of the area and collecting evidence.