QEII hospital put into lockdown after Halifax shooting
25-year-old man who was shot has non-life-threatening injuries, police say
Halifax Regional Police were on scene at the Queen Elizabeth II hospital Sunday evening, after a shooting near Barrington Street and Richmond Street.
In a news release, police say they were called around 5:55 p.m. to a report of possible gun shots.
A dark-coloured sedan was seen leaving the area at a high speed toward the MacDonald Bridge, according to police.
Multiple officers and Emergency Response Team members responded and confirmed a shooting had taken place.
At 6:15 p.m., the hospital reported a 25-year-old man with non-life-threatening gun shot wounds had arrived at the hospital, which went into lockdown.
Police were asking people to avoid the area near Barrington and Richmond Street. As of 10 p.m., police say the hospital is no longer in lockdown.
Anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5020.