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Murder victim was known to police

A man wearing a skull mask entered Donald Jermaine Stevenson’s family’shome and shot the 21-year-old dead in front of two family members,police say.

A man wearing a skull mask entered Donald Jermaine Stevenson’s family’s home and shot the 21-year-old dead in front of two family members, police say.

Police were called to Jarvis Lane in Halifax just after 8 p.m. on Saturday, after receiving reports of gunfire.

They pronounced Stevenson dead at the scene.

Police believe the shooter fled the scene on foot, heading up Duffus Street to a waiting silver SUV parked on Dartmouth Avenue, according to spokeswoman Theresa Rath.

Rath also confirmed that Stevenson was known to police.

This is the second shooting in Mulgrave Park in four months.

On July 22, 21-year-old Ryan Matthew White was gunned down on the same Jarvis Lane block.

An increased police presence in the neighbourhood followed July’s shooting, and patrols have been ramped up again.

Two community policing positions were created to address the neighbourhood’s problems following White’s death.

 
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