Halifax Regional Police don’t know if a 17-year-old shot in the leg Sunday night on a north end Halifax street was the intended victim.
Just before 11 p.m., police were called to the 2300 block of Creighton Street in relation to someone being shot. When police arrived, a 17-year-old male was suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
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Police say the victim was sitting on the front step of a house on the street’s 2400 block with a group of friends when three black males dressed in black hoodies and dark pants approached them on foot.
Police say one of the suspects produced a handgun and fired several shots towards the group, with the victim being struck in the leg.
“We don’t believe it’s a random incident, but one thing we’ll be looking at is whether the victim was the intended target,” police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said Monday. “The victim is not known to police; that is why part of our investigation will be to determine if he was the intended target.”
The victim was transported to the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax with non-life threatening injuries. When asked if the 17-year-old is co-operating with police, Palmeter said, “What I would say is the investigation is progressing, but that we’re looking to speak with anyone who could provide information to us.”
HRP’s identification unit was back at the scene Monday morning searching for evidence. Police believe there were multiple shots fired, and that the suspects fled on foot after the shooting. The group shot at also fled, police say, with the victim going to another house down the street where police were called.
“At this point, there is no information to suggest that there will be a retaliation,” Palmeter said.