Halloween weekend rife with shootings, stabbings

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Metro Halifax

Major crime investigators in Halifax had a young man in custody awaiting interviews, hours after a shooting in Dartmouth.

Halifax Regional Police received a 911 call about a shooting on Demetreous Lane around 5 a.m. Sunday.

Responding officers found a 19-year-old man who had been shot several times.

“He was taken to the QEII with non-life threatening injuries,” said Staff Sgt. Bill Morris. “We have investigators working with patrol officers to try to determine what happened.”

Investigators searched a home in the area, seized a vehicle from the street and arrested a 20-year-old man in the neighbourhood around 3 p.m. Sunday and were preparing to question him Sunday evening.

Morris said the shooting is not believed to be random.

“At this point, we believe they knew each other,” he said.

It was the second case of gunplay police investigated over the weekend. Someone in a car fired a single shot at two men on Micmac Street in Halifax around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

No one was hurt, and the two men involved are not cooperating with police.

RCMP in Lower Sackville are also investigating a double stabbing that happened during a house party.

A disturbance was reported around 1:14 a.m. at a home on Dickey Drive. Responding officers found two 17-year-old boys, both suffering from stab wounds.

They were treated at the QEII for non-life threatening injuries and released.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Halifax, Micmac Street, Lower Sackville

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