Nova Scotia

Man, 21, dies after downtown Halifax stabbing Friday

The stabbing death of a 21-year-old man in downtown Halifax Friday evening is now being investigated as a homicide.

Incident is now being investigated as a homicide

Halifax Regional Police vehicles responded to reports of a shooting in the city's downtown late Friday. (Emma Davie/CBC)

A 21-year-old man has died after a stabbing in downtown Halifax Friday evening.

Halifax Regional Police said in a news release it received a report of gunfire and an injured man at the intersection of Barrington and Morris streets around 8:30 p.m. AT. 

Multiple police vehicles responded to the scene, where an injured man was found.

Police initially believed the man had been shot but later determined he had actually been stabbed.

The man died of his injuries around 11:35 p.m. AT.

His death is now being investigated as a homicide. Three adults have been arrested and police aren't looking for any other suspects.

Police had cordoned off a stretch of Barrington Street from Bishop Street to South Street, but the area has since been reopened to traffic.