Nova Scotia

Man fires shots into vehicle parked near Dartmouth school

A man shot up a parked vehicle on Leaman Drive in Dartmouth, N.S., Tuesday morning, according to a news release from the Halifax Regional Police. 

No injuries reported related to incident

Police use yellow sticks to mark the bullet holes in the car that was shot up Tuesday morning on Leaman Drive in Dartmouth. (Brian Mackay/CBC)

A man fired shots into a parked vehicle on Leaman Drive in Dartmouth, N.S., around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Halifax Regional Police. 

There have been no injuries reported. Police do not believe the shooting was random.

The man apparently shot at the vehicle and then fled the area. 

No one has been arrested in connection to the shooting and police have not released any information about a possible suspect. 

The vehicle was parked near John McNeil Elementary School, which went into lockdown. The school has now moved to hold and secure.

Under hold and secure, access to the school is restricted and students and staff remain inside, according to the province's School Emergency Plan. In many cases, classes and other activities inside the building are allowed to continue. 

Investigators examine the vehicle. (Brian MacKay/CBC)

Other nearby schools including John Martin Junior High and the Bedford and Forsyth Education Centres Dartmouth Campus are also on hold and secure, according a tweet from the Halifax Regional Centre Centre for Education.

The centre said that all students and staff are safe. 

Streets in the area were temporarily closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic while police investigated. They have since reopened.

Leaman Drive is mainly a residential area near Albro Lake. 

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or video from the area to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers.

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