Nova Scotia·Video

Shots fired at North Preston home

RCMP say no one was hurt when a house in North Preston was shot at last night for the third time.

RCMP say no one was hurt when a house in North Preston was shot at last night for the third time.

Officers went to Cain Street at about 11:45 p.m. when someone reported gunfire.

"Several shots were fired. Some did strike the house," RCMP Staff Sgt. Peter Ferguson told CBC News.

There are two bullet holes in this basement window. (Phonse Jessome/CBC)

Ferguson said there were people sleeping inside the home at the time, but no one was injured.

Despite the help of a police dog, no suspects were found.

Investigators believe the shooter or shooters escaped on foot, Ferguson said.

"No one saw or heard any vehicle departing the area after the shots were fired. Several of the neighbours did actually hear the shots being fired."

Ferguson said investigators collected evidence, though he didn't elaborate.

He said the house had been shot at twice before.

The investigation continues and the people inside the home are co-operating, he said.

This is the sixth shooting in North Preston this year.

now