Nova Scotia

Shots fired into Spryfield home

Five shots were fired at a home in Spryfield Friday night, and two bullets went through a side window, police say.

Neighbours suspect drug trade is behind the violence

Five shots were fired at this Spryfield home on Friday night. No one was injured. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

Five shots were fired at a home in Spryfield Friday night, and two bullets went through a side window, police say.

Three people in the Abrams Way home were not injured, Halifax Regional Police Sgt. Dave Chatterton said Saturday.

"Upon investigation at the scene, officers found two bullets inside the residence," Chatterton said.

The shooting happened at 9:30 p.m.

Neighbours say this isn't the first time there have been shots fired at the house.

Garth Lantz, who lives across the street, believes the drug trade is the cause of the shootings.

"You always wonder what the hell is going to go on next. But it's the traffic, the kids up there buying drugs, you wouldn't believe it," he said. "It's one car after the next after the next after the next. Kids walk up from the street, they're there for two minutes and they're gone."

Eddie Langford is another neighbour who suspects drugs are behind the shooting.

"You know, they got the baggy pants and the expensive shoes, and all kinds of young boys and girls coming and going. But what can I say, it's pretty bad. I wish they weren't there personally."

Police have not made any arrests and are asking anyone with information on the shooting to contact them at 490-5016 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Since March, there have been 16 shootings in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

On Wednesday, shots were fired at a home in the Woodside area of Dartmouth. Three young North Preston men are each facing14 weapons-related charges.

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