January 10, 2019 3:20 pm

3 men facing attempted murder charges following Pictou County shooting

Nova Scotia RCMP have laid charges against three men allegedly involved in a Pictou County shooting.

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Three men are now facing charges of attempted murder following a shooting in Nova Scotia’s Pictou County last week.

Nova Scotia RCMP say they were called to a residence on East River East Side Road in Churchville, N.S., on Jan. 3 at 8:20 a.m.

Police said they received word that three men in a grey four-door pickup truck had fired a long gun at the residence while driving by.

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A 25-year-old man from Central West River, N.S., was arrested by the afternoon, but police were unable to locate the other two suspects.

In a news release Thursday, however, RCMP said the two suspects — a 26-year-old man from New Glasgow, N.S., and a 31-year-old man from Thorburn, N.S. — had turned themselves in on Jan. 7.

All three men have been released from custody and face charges of attempted murder, careless use of a firearm and breach of probation.

The men were released on conditions, which include having no contact with the alleged victims.

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All three are scheduled to appear in Pictou provincial court on April 1.

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