Nova Scotia

Gunshots heard in Dartmouth, Halifax

Police in Halifax say two shootings that sent two people to hospital are not connected or random.

Police in Halifax say two shootings that sent two people to hospital are not connected or random.

The first shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Churchill Court in Dartmouth.

Halifax Regional Police said a car and a pickup truck fled the scene. Officers found bullet casings in a parking lot.

Thirty minutes later, two men in their 20s turned up at the local emergency department suffering from gunshot wounds. One of them had serious injuries.

Police said a car with broken windows was found outside the hospital, but there was no sign of the pickup truck.

Hours later, police were called to Ross Street in the Clayton Park area of Halifax after shots were fired there.

Police found two vehicles with bullet holes. There were no victims or reports of injuries.

Some people who live in the area told CBC News they were shocked to hear gunfire on their quiet street.

Police continue to investigate both shootings.

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