Halifax Regional Police were called to the scene of another gunshot Tuesday night in Halifax.

 

At 6:25 p.m., a car pulled up next to a 14-year-old youth and his three friends at the corner of Romans Avenue and Bayers Road.

 

“They heard a pop or a bang. They thought it was a firecracker, and that it had gone down the young man’s shirt,” said Staff Sgt. Jim Butler.

 

The teen had been shot in the upper torso. He, his father, and his friends met police at the Halifax Shopping Centre police satellite office, where paramedics were called. His injuries weren’t life-threatening.

 

Butler said it’s not clear what the motive for the crime was.

Butler said investigators are questioning two people of interest in the case. They’re also looking for a Korean male and a dark, late-model Honda Civic with a tinted back window.

There have been several violent incidents in the last week, although none fatal. On New Year’s Day, a 23-year-old man went to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds, while another man, 19, came in with stab wounds to the face.

And on Saturday, a man was shot in a busy Cole Harbour strip-mall parking lot.