Nova Scotia

Truro Police lay charges in home invasion

An 18-year-old Truro man is facing several charges after an incident that ended up in a shootout with Truro police Thursday.

One suspect in hospital after being injured during shootout Thursday

Police said two men will be charged following Thursday's shootout in Truro. (CBC)

An 18-year-old Truro man is facing several charges after an incident that ended up in a shootout with Truro police Thursday.

Police were called to an apartment building on Lyman Street around 6:30 a.m. after receiving a complaint of a home invasion.

When they arrived, they said someone began shooting at them. The police returned fire and a 19-year-old was hit.

The injured suspect is in the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Charges against the young man are pending.

Meanwhile, the 18-year-old has been charged with breaking and entering, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, robbery with a firearm, and assault with a weapon.

Police said he remains in custody and more charges are possible as the investigation continues.

The police said it was not a random incident and the public should not be worried about their safety.

The province's Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the incident. The unit has to file a public report three months after its investigation is complete.

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