Nova Scotia

Couple sought in Montague Road shooting

RCMP investigating the shooting of Paul Livingstone want to question a man and woman who were at his home the day before he was found dead.

RCMP investigating the shooting of Paul Livingstone want to question a man and woman who were at his home the day before he was found dead.

Cpl. Scott MacRae, spokesman for Halifax district RCMP, said the couple is considered "persons of interest."

"Police believe they just may have some information to share that could help with the investigation," he told CBC News.

Livingstone, 58, was found shot to death at about midnight on Friday at 945 Montague Rd., in Montague Gold Mines.

MacRae said the man and woman, believed to be in their late 50s or early 60s, were at Livingstone's home Friday morning. They left in a beige or brown vehicle.

The woman is described as five-foot-four, with brown curly hair greying on the sides. The man is described as five-foot-10 and with no facial hair. He may have been wearing glasses.

Livingstone's death is the 13th homicide in the Halifax Regional Municipality this year.

RCMP said they do not believe this was a random act of violence.

"Hopefully we can find the whos and whys," MacRae said.

Livingstone was a retired linesman with Bell Aliant.

"Kinda upset about it. Very upsetting. Especially where he was a friend and everything," said neighbour Wayne Osborne. "It's hard to say what happened until it comes out. It's a mystery."

Osborne said Livingstone's marriage broke up only a few weeks ago.

"The last year or two, he may have been hanging around different people. I didn't know 'em," said Osborne. "His ex lived there right up until a month ago. Then this new girlfriend of his, she never lived there as far as I know."

Livingstone's former co-worker, Bob Isenor, said neighbours speculate the motive could've been drugs.

"I have never seen him use drugs, I don't use drugs, but word has it, it's a possibility," said Isenor.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP/Halifax Regional Police integrated major crime unit at 490-5333.

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