RCMP rule shooting death in North Preston a homicide

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RCMP have ruled the death of a 20-year-old man a homicide. It is the first homicide in Halifax of 2021.

The 20-year-old man, whose identity has not been released by police, was shot on Wednesday. He later died from his wounds.

Halifax RCMP say they were called to the community of North Preston shortly before 1 a.m. in response to reports of gunfire.

They found a victim who was on his way to the hospital.

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The 20-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting. Investigators believe he was shot near Clarence Street.

Police also received another report of shots fired near Alex Lane, but as of Wednesday said they did not know if the two incidents were related.

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The Mounties says an autopsy by Nova Scotia’s medical examiner has ruled the 20-year-old’s death a homicide.

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Police say their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 902-490-5020 or to contact Crime Stoppers.

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