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Attempted Murder: Pickup truck shot up, man flees into woods near Clementsport

Annapolis District RCMP say two men face attempted murder charges after a pickup truck was shot up and a 71-year-old man was forced to flee from the vehicle into the woods.
Annapolis District RCMP say two men face attempted murder charges after a pickup truck was shot up and a 71-year-old man was forced to flee from the vehicle into the woods.

CLEMENTSPORT - Two Digby County men face attempted murder charges after a truck was shot up and a 71-year-old man had to abandon the vehicle and flee into the woods to escape.

Annapolis District RCMP received a call at 8 :43 p.m. on Sept. 13 about an abandoned pickup truck on Guinea Road.

Police said the caller told them that the vehicle was still running and appeared to have multiple bullet holes in it. 

RCMP went to the scene but were not able to locate the driver immediately and a police dog was brought in.

Police later found the driver, a man from Clementsport, hiding in the woods. He had pulled into his camp driveway, located in a wooded area, when he came under gunfire by two individuals. The man managed to exit his vehicle and escaped by running into the woods. 

Cpl. Dione Canning said an ident team was also brought to the scene. He said initially their was some concern for the safety of RCMP members because they did not know where the victim or the perpetrators were.

On Sept. 18, RCMP arrested two men without incident and both men were taken into custody. 

Todd Scott Schnare, 37, of Plympton has been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and various firearms offences. He was remanded into custody and will appear in court on Sept. 22. 

A 26-year-old from Mount Pleasant, Digby County is also facing  charges including attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and various firearms offences. He has since been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court on Nov. 27. 

Annapolis District RCMP is asking anyone who may have been in the area and heard gun shots, or saw suspicious behaviour in the Guinea Road area on Sept. 13 to please contact the RCMP at 902-665-4481. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' ( 274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not tapped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers can qualify for a cash award. The investigation is continuing.

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