Nova Scotia

Ex-boyfriend dead in shooting near Yarmouth, N.S.

A 47-year-old man is dead and a 46-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Wedgeport, N.S. Thursday morning.

Second man injured

Police say all the people involved are known to each other and this was not a random incident. (Anjuli Patil/CBC)

A 47-year-old man is dead and a 46-year-old man is injured after a shooting in Wedgeport, N.S. Thursday morning.

Friends and family say Darryl LeBlanc was at home with his girlfriend when her ex-boyfriend, Brad Hubbard, showed up and shot LeBlanc in the arm.

Police said Hubbard's body was found inside LeBlanc's home at 5 a.m.. No cause of death has been released.

LeBlanc was taken to a Halifax hospital with serious injuries. His 49-year-old girlfriend was not injured, RCMP said.

The shooting happened around 1:20 a.m. in the community located about 20 kilometres southeast of Yarmouth.

Shot in arm

Neighbour Gabrielle Doucette heard a frantic knock on her door early Thursday. LeBlanc was there covered in blood.

"He was bleeding from the arm. There was a lot of flesh, it was dragging, so we gave him some towels," she said Thursday.

"He was quite calm though and when we asked questions, he was answering everything clearly."

LeBlanc's girlfriend hid in the woods and later joined him at Doucette's home, which was the only one with a light on.

LeBlanc was scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday and is expected to recover.

Hubbard's family said he was suffering from depression and was seeking help.

Police said all the people involved are known to each other and it was not a random incident.

The RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crimes unit is investigating.

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