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19-year-old dead, Halifax police investigating first homicide of 2019 after shooting

Halifax police secure the scene of a shooting at Scot Street and Joseph Howe Drive on July 26, 2019.
Halifax police secure the scene of a shooting at Scot Street and Joseph Howe Drive on July 26, 2019. Alexander Quon/Global News

A man has died after suffering life-threatening injuries during a shooting in Halifax on Friday.

Halifax Regional Police say they responded to a report of a man shot in the 7100 block of Scot Street at 5:35 p.m.

Multiple officers responded to the scene, where they located a 19-year-old man with life-threatening injuries.

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“[The man] was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after midnight,” said Sgt. Tanya Chambers-Spriggs, a watch commander with the Halifax Regional Police, on Saturday.
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Police have now identified the victim as Triston Reece.

Shortly after 6:45 p.m. on Friday, officers could be observed canvassing the area around Joseph Howe Drive and Scot Street, other officers were taking photos and investigating a vehicle farther down the road.

Halifax police were observed investigating this car at the scene of the shooting at Scot Street on July 26, 2019
Halifax police were observed investigating this car at the scene of the shooting at Scot Street on July 26, 2019. Alexander Quon/Global News

Officers cordoned off multiple blocks around the scene, eventually opening the area to traffic on Saturday morning.

Police say they are investigating the incident as a homicide, the first in Halifax this year.

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They’re asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact police at 902-490-5020 or to call Crime Stoppers.

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