Nova Scotia

Shots fired at Timberlea home, RCMP say

Shots were fired at a Halifax area home early Saturday morning, police say.

Suspects may be connected to nearby car crash

Shots were fired at a Halifax area home early Saturday morning, police say.

Neighbours called police at 4:30 a.m. to report someone firing a gun at a home on Power Terrace in Timberlea, RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae said Saturday.

When officers arrived at the scene of the shooting, they then received a call about a two-vehicle crash that took place on nearby St. Margarets Bay Road.

Police said the driver and passenger of one of the vehicles ran into the nearby woods.

MacRae said officers found a gun inside the abandoned car. It was not immediately clear if the firearm was connected to the earlier report of a shooting.

A police dog was brought to the scene to track the suspects, he said, but was not able to locate them. The car had been stolen earlier.

Nobody was hurt in the accident, MacRae said.

"It was a minor motor vehicle collision," he said. "Right now, we have officers still on the scene trying to put the pieces together."

MacRae said anyone with information should contact any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police, or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

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