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Police believe recent north end shootings are connected

Halifax Regional Police say three recent shootings in the north end of Halifax are connected.

There have been four shootings in HRM during a 78-hour period, beginning 7 p.m. Saturday to the most recent 12:25 a.m. yesterday morning when a house on the 5800 block of May Street in Halifax was fired at.

“We don’t believe that these are random incidents,” said Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter, referring to the three north end shootings. “The people are involved in some sort of feud and they’re resorting to gun violence.”

In the most recent shooting, police found evidence of shotgun blasts in the front door of a house believed to be empty at the time, as well as in a second floor window. A black male wearing a black hoodie was reported seen running from the area.

It’s believed the house was targeted in another incident last Friday, although police would not confirm this.

On Friday night, two men brandishing pepper spray entered a house on May Street. A suspect also hit a man over the head with a beer bottle.

No one has been injured in the shootings, but Palmeter said, police were worried for public safety.

“It’s always a great concern when shootings occur in broad daylight in public areas.”

Palmeter said police are prioritizing the three shootings in the north end, adding they have put extra people on the case, but a lack of victims or suspects have complicated the investigation.

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