Nova Scotia

Chester, N.S. shooting sends man to hospital

Chester RCMP are investigating a shooting that sent one man to hospital Saturday night.

Warrant issued for arrest of Ronald Lorne Paul, 60, of Gold River, who may be armed

Chester RCMP are investigating a shooting that sent one man to hospital Saturday night.

RCMP received a call at 7:46 p.m. that a 31-year-old man from Gold River arrived at the South Shore Regional Hospital with a gunshot wound.

He was then transferred to the QEII in Halifax for treatment of what RCMP describe as non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation determined that the shooting happened earlier Friday evening in Gold River, Lunenburg County.

RCMP said there was an altercation between the two men. One of them was shot. RCMP said this wasn’t a random incident.

RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for Ronald Lorne Paul, 60, of Gold River. Paul is facing charges of aggravated assault, discharging firearms with the intent to endanger a life, and assault with a weapon. Other charges may be laid.

Police said Paul may be in possession of a firearm and people should not try to approach him.

Paul is described as six feet tall, about 162 pounds, with grey hair and hazel eyes.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

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