A 23-year-old man who showed up with a bullet wound to his leg at the QEII Health Sciences Centre on Monday evening isn’t co-operating with police.
Halifax Regional Police say the man came into the hospital’s emergency room for treatment at about 8:45 p.m., where during an examination a bullet was discovered in his leg. Police later tried to interview the victim, but he refused to talk with investigators.
Late Sunday night, police were called to Highfield Park in Dartmouth to a report of gunshots being heard ringing out near an apartment complex on Joseph Young. When police arrived no suspects or victims were located.
“We can’t confirm it 100 per cent because he’s not co-operating with us at all, however we’re certainly looking into whether it could be related to the Highfield Park shooting,” said HRP spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter.
Police believe a dispute between two groups led to Sunday night’s shooting. They say information from residents indicate at least three males were involved, and the shooting may have been a retaliation to someone being bear-sprayed or pepper-sprayed moments earlier.