Nova Scotia

Gunmen ambushed wife in error: N.S. man

A man who was shot last week says he was the intended target after his wife was shot in an ambush outside a home in West Lawrencetown, N.S.

Woman escapes serious injury in shooting

A man who was shot last week says he was the intended target after his wife was shot in an ambush outside a home in West Lawrencetown, N.S.

Allen Morris told CBC News his wife was in a car that was shot at Tuesday night.

The shooting happened as the woman was pulling into her driveway on West Lawrencetown Road shortly before 11 p.m.

RCMP said the woman tried to drive away, but didn't get far. She was still in her yard when she called 911 from her cellphone.

The 32-year-old suffered only minor injuries. She was rushed to a Halifax hospital, treated and released.

With the help of a police dog, investigators found a handgun and a shotgun in the woods nearby.

Investigators were at the two-storey home early Wednesday looking for more clues. The property was marked off with police tape.

Morris arrived wearing pyjamas and with his left arm in a sling. He told police he had just checked himself out of the hospital.

He was shot outside a Dartmouth bar last Wednesday.

Police responding to a complaint of gunfire found a damaged SUV near the New Rodeo Lounge on Ilsley Avenue. A gun and bullet casings were on the ground nearby.

Police sources say investigators are looking into the possibility that Tuesday night's ambush is linked to that shooting.

Police said Morris hadn't been co-operating with them regarding last week's shooting.

RCMP confirmed it wasn't a random attack.

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