July 2, 2014 7:20 am
Updated: July 2, 2014 7:47 am

UPDATED: Shooting, stabbing at Canada Day celebration in Dartmouth

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HALIFAX – Police responded to a stabbing and a shooting during the Canada Day celebrations at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth on Tuesday evening.

Halifax Regional Police received a call around 9:20 p.m. that a 19-year old Dartmouth man had been stabbed in the stomach near the playground.

He was taken to hospital was treated for serious injuries, but was released early Wednesday morning.

Police arrested a suspect 10 minutes after the stabbing. The 19-year old man will be in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Wednesday.

The second incident happened at around 10 p.m. when the officers on duty at Alderney Landing discovered an 18-year old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital and treated for serious injuries.

Halifax Regional Police say the two incidents are not connected. They are investigating both, but no arrests have been made yet.

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