A 35-year-old man was undergoing surgery Sunday after being shot twice during the early morning hours in East Preston, police said.

Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin said police officers and paramedics responded to the call at about 1:50 a.m. on Upper Partridge River Road. An ambulance rushed the victim to Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax where he was being treated for what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries, he said.

“We don’t believe it was a random act,” Cpl. Taplin said, adding the shooting took place inside a garage. “What we’re investigating is two individuals started arguing and one of the individuals ended up getting shot.”

 

He said police were still interviewing witnesses late yesterday morning but did have a possible suspect in mind. Forensic investigators were on scene collecting evidence from the residence yesterday.