Nova Scotia

Trenton shooting not random, RCMP say

Nova Scotia RCMP say the killing of 44-year-old Edward Phalen outside his home in Trenton this week was not a random act of violence.

Nova Scotia RCMP say the killing of 44-year-old Edward Phalen outside his home in Trenton this week was not a random act of violence.

However, Sgt. Brigdit Leger wouldn't elaborate on what led investigators to that conclusion.

There have been no arrests in the case.

Police were called to Mechanic Street at about 8 p.m. Tuesday after a 911 caller reported shots in the area.

"He went down the street to get a pack of cigarettes and come home and he must've met somebody in the yard here," Darrell Buell, the victim's brother-in-law, told CBC News earlier in the week. "There was just two loud bangs."

Other family members said Phalen's four young children were in the home at the time.

Anyone who may have seen someone fleeing the scene Tuesday is asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

 

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