Police seeking multiple suspects in early-morning attack

Police are looking for multiple suspects after an Eastern Passage home was shot up early yesterday morning.

Police are looking for multiple suspects after an Eastern Passage home was shot up early yesterday morning.

A 911 call made just after 4 a.m. yesterday tipped RCMP off to an altercation at 1874 Caldwell Rd.

During the struggle, police say several shots were fired inside the residence. It is not believed anyone was hurt.

The suspects had fled the scene in a vehicle before police showed up.

“We believe there was more than one suspect at the residence,” said Cpl. Joe Taplin, spokesman for the Halifax RCMP.

Taplin would not release the number of occupants in the residence, but confirmed there was more than one.

A forensic team was dispatched to the residence early yesterday morning to gather evidence. The team was still on scene well into the afternoon. Taplin assumed it would take them the majority of the day to go through the residence.

A picture window in the front of the small, light brown home was shattered. Police believe the suspects may have broken the window to gain entrance.

On Jan. 29, police were also called to a residence on Caldwell Road after receiving reports of an attempted robbery. Three men brandishing handguns entered a home and attempted to rob the victim, a 39-year old man.

Three men were each charged with multiple firearm offences in relation to the incident.

Taplin wouldn’t say whether the residence shot at yesterday was the same residence targeted in the January robbery.

But Metro has learned the house where the shooting happened belongs to a 39-year-old Troy Mills. Mills is reportedly due in court next month to face weapon and drug charges in relation to an incident that took place last November.

Taplin did confirm, however, police do not believe the incident was a random occurrence.

“We believe the individuals who went into that residence, knew the residents,” he said. “The individuals that were going to that residence were going there for a reason.”