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Death of man shot in west-end Halifax ruled homicide

Halifax Regional Police are considering Anthony Charles Johnson's death to be a homicide. The 31-year-old man was found suffering from a gunshot wound near the corner of Connaught and Chisholm avenues on Jan. 26. He died in hospital on Thursday.

Anthony Charles Johnson, 31, was shot on Jan. 26 and died in hospital this week

A 31-year-old man was found suffering from a gunshot wound at Connaught and Chisholm avenues on Jan. 26. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

Halifax Regional Police have determined the death of a 31-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound in the city's west end last month to be a homicide.

Halifax police were called to a report of a shooting around 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 at Connaught and Chisholm avenues. Police found Anthony Charles Johnson at that location.

Johnson was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries that night and he died in hospital on Thursday.

The shooting is still under investigation and police are turning to the public for help.

Anyone with information can either contact Halifax Regional Police directly at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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