Man reportedly takes bullet in the head in latest shooting

A young man was still in rough shape Thursday after being shot in NorthPreston late Wednesday night, the second shooting in that area in lessthan a week.

 

A young man was still in rough shape Thursday after being shot in North Preston late Wednesday night, the second shooting in that area in less than a week.

 

"He's still listed in critical condition," said Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin.

 

Reports say the man was shot in the forehead, but Taplin wouldn't confirm the victim's injuries.

 

He said officers responded to a 911 call of "multiple shots being fired" on Clarence Street, off of Johnson Road, at 10:45 p.m.

"When we arrived there was a 19-year-old male who had been shot," Taplin said, adding the victim was treated by paramedics and rushed to Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

Taplin said police weren't releasing the victim's name Thursday and hadn't pinpointed any persons of interest. But investigators were back on scene "interviewing any potential witnesses that are out there."

The shooting took place in a residential area, he said, which is "very concerning to us." Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at1-800-222-8477.

Officers arrested a 22-year-old man Thursday afternoon in relation to the other recent shooting in the community. Shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, a 35-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was shot at an Upper Partridge River Road home in East Preston.

The suspect was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court Friday morning to face charges of aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm and several firearm offences, a news release says.

 
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