Halifax's 11th homicide victim ID'd as Terrance Patrick Izzard
Halifax Regional Police investigate city's second shooting in three days
Halifax Regional Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting late Monday night.
Terrance Patrick Izzard died after being shot outside a home on Halifax's Cragg Avenue. The death of the 58-year-old Halifax man marks the city's 11th homicide this year.
Halifax Regional Police said they received several calls that shots were fired at 11:07 p.m. When they arrived, they found Izzard suffering from gunshot wounds outside a home off Uniacke Street.
Paramedics took the man to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, where he died.
Police do not have any information about a suspect, but they're asking for help with their investigation.
Victim remembered as 'stand-up' guy
"I've known [Izzard] for pretty much my whole life," said Sherman Stevenson, who lives in the neighbourhood where the victim was shot.
"He was a stand-up, cool guy. He was one of those people who would do what he could for you if he had to, that's just the way he was."
Stevenson said there was "a lot of chaos" following the shooting.
"Lots of lights flashing and sirens, a lot of hollering and screaming. Everybody just seems to be doing the wrong thing these days, instead of just handling their business like they're supposed to."
Rose Paris, a neighbour, said she knew Izzard.
"I'm very hurt and upset. [He] was a good friend of mine. I'm tired of seeing this all happening every time you turn around," she said.
Eddie Johnson went to check on his mother, who also lives in the neighbourhood, after he heard about the shooting.
"There's no repercussion for having a gun and stuff you do nowadays," he said.
'I don't understand'
Judy Deal didn't know Izzard, but lives close to where the shooting took place.
"I'm hurt. I get hurt because we should all live—no one should be in charge of [another's] death," she said.
Deal said people need to come together and talk about their problems without resorting to violence. She also called on police to do more.
"He got shot, the cops are around... in the neighbourhood, like I don't understand. Are they asleep? I'm not being rude but are they asleep?"
Second fatal shooting this week
This is the second fatal shooting in a week in Halifax. On Saturday, 21-year-old Shakur Jefferies was shot and killed on Washmill Lake Drive in Fairview. Another 21-year-old, Carvel Clayton, is charged with second-degree murder.
On Sunday, a 29-year-old man from Bedford was also shot. He survived and faces a charge of unsafe storage of a firearm. Police have said the Bedford shooting is not connected to the death of Jefferies.
"At this time, it is too early to say whether this fatal shooting is connected to Saturday's homicide of Shakur Jefferies and/or the shooting in Bedford on Sunday morning," said Const. Phil Power in a news release.
"However, investigators are exploring all the possibilities."
With files from Paul Palmeter