Nova Scotia

Attempted murder charges laid in Fairview shooting

An 18-year-old man charged with shooting a man in a Fairview barbershop made a brief appearance in Halifax provincial court Tuesday.

Man shot in leg at barbershop

An 18-year-old man charged with shooting a man in a Fairview barbershop made a brief appearance in Halifax provincial court Tuesday.

Decoda Devon White, of Halifax, was arraigned on two charges of attempted murder and several weapons offences, including carrying a concealed weapon.

White was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on April 24. He was arrested on Albro Lake Road in Dartmouth Monday afternoon.

About 12 people were waiting inside Fademasters Barber Shop on Titus Street Saturday afternoon when a gunman burst inside and opened fire.

Maurice Sneddon, 41, — an innocent bystander — was shot in the leg. The apparent target, a 23-year-old man, was hit in the wrist and treated at hospital. 

Sneddon is a military police officer and survived two tours of duty in Afghanistan unscathed. He told CBC News he was lucky to be alive after the barbershop attack.

"It could have went so differently. Just inches or so, it could have been my torso, a head shot," he said Monday. "It could have gone anywhere. I am so lucky to be here."

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