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Gunfire at another North Preston home

Another home in North Preston has been the target of gunfire.

Another home in North Preston has been the target of gunfire.

Halifax RCMP responded to 935 Lake Major Rd. just past 10 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports of multiple shots being fired at the residence. Police say the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle by the time officers arrived. No one was injured, but some bullets did hit the home.

This is the second shooting in North Preston in less than a week. On March 23, a residence on Cain Street was also the target of a shooting.

Police spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin said they are looking into whether the shootings could be related.

“We would not rule anything out yet,” he said. “That would be part of the investigation, to see if there was any correlation between that and any other incidents ... (The investigation is) still ongoing.”

The home from Sunday night’s shooting is listed under the name Marcella Williams. A man who identified himself as the owner of the residence refused to speak to Metro yesterday morning.

On Oct. 9, 2009, Roger Santrevo Downey was charged with attempted murder in relation to the shooting of Marchello Williams, who was shot on Cain Street. Charges were dropped against Downey on March 19.

Four days later on March 23, Downey’s residence on Cain Street was the target of a shooting. There was another shooting outside the same house on Nov. 31.

Taplin said the escalation of shootings in North Preston is concerning for RCMP, but they won’t be increasing their patrols of the area.

“We have a full-time Preston unit that work out of the community,” Taplin said. “They’re there full time, plus we have extensive patrols in and around the area as well.”

Officers were in the community at the time of the shooting and responded quickly, according to Taplin.

He described the suspects’ vehicle as being silver or white in colour.

Councillor condemns shootings

Preston-Lawrencetown-Chezzetcook Coun. David Hendsbee told Metro yesterday he believes these recent shootings in North Preston aren’t random, and may be retaliation.

Hendsbee is urging anyone with information to contact police.

“I hope that someone will come forward to provide information to help the police catch the perpetrators,” he said. “This should not be tolerated.”