Nfld. & Labrador

Woman seriously assaulted in Springdale Street home where January shooting took place

The serious assault happened in the same home where, just months earlier, a shooting took place that led to attempted murder charges.

Police say neither the victim nor accused lived in the home, though both knew each other

Woman seriously injured in St. John's alleged assault

5 years ago
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Scenes from Springdale Street in St. John's Thursday, hours after a serious assault.

A woman in downtown St. John's was taken to hospital early Thursday morning following a serious assault at a home on Springdale Street — the same home where, just months earlier, a shooting took place that led to attempted murder charges.

Police say the woman, 43, was taken to hospital around 4:30 a.m., and the assault happened shortly before.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's Major Crimes Unit has charged a 41-year-old St. John's man with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

Officers were parked outside this home on 74 Springdale Street Thursday. A shooting took place at the same home in late January that led to attempted murder charges. (Sherry Vivian/CBC)

According to police, neither the man nor the woman lived in the home at 74 Springdale Street where the assault took place, though both know one another.

The victim was treated in hospital and has since been released.

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