A 20-year-old man is facing a slew of charges after a 46-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting last night.

A 46-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a shooting on Williams Lake Road about 8:20 p.m. on Sunday.

Officers used dogs to track down and arrest five people in nearby woods.

They haven't found a weapon.

Four of the five people arrested have been released without charges.

A 20-year-old man is expected in Halifax court on Monday to face the following charges:

  • Attempted murder
  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Discharge of a firearm with intent
  • Discharge of a firearm recklessly
  • Using a firearm in commission of an offence
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to order
  • Breach of recognizance

Sgt. Kevin McNeil couldn't confirm whether the victim and the suspects know each other, but investigators say the shooting was not random.

Neighbours on Williams Lake Road told CBC News shots were fired at that address last year.