RCMP news

ONSLOW MOUNTAIN – A man is in hospital after being shot when someone fired at an Onslow Mountain home on Dec. 12.

At approximately 10 p.m. Dec. 12, several shots were fired at a home on Onslow Mountain Road.

The initial police investigation has indicated that several other shots were fired. A vehicle was damaged by gun shots as well.

In addition to the victim, a woman and an another man were present in the home when the incident occurred, and they were not injured.

Investigators have determined that the suspect(s) parked a vehicle on the road near the home, approached on foot, then left the area in the vehicle. Initial indications are leading police to believe this was not a random act.

The victim was transported via Emergency Health Services to local hospital then taken via LifeFlight to hospital in Halifax for further medical treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The investigation is being led by the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit. Additional RCMP resources assisting with the investigation are Police Dog Services and Forensic Identification Services. The RCMP is asking anyone who saw a vehicle parked in the 1500 area of Onslow Mountain Road near 10 p.m. Dec. 12 to call them at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) with information. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

The investigation is continuing.