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Police investigating Dartmouth shooting that left man with life-threatening injuries

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WATCH: Police are investigating a shooting that left a man with life-threatening injuries on Saturday. The incident occurred at the intersection of Mount Edward Rd. and Cranberry Crescent in Dartmouth – Feb 20, 2021

Police are investigating a shooting that left a man with life-threatening injuries on Saturday.

Halifax Regional Police say officers responded to reports of a vehicle crashing into a utility pole at the intersection of Mount Edward Rd. and Cranberry Crescent.

The driver was said to be unconscious.

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When officers arrived, they confirmed that a shooting had taken place and that the driver of the vehicle had sustained life-threatening injuries. Officers did not specify if the life-threatening injuries were from the shooting or crash.

Multiple Halifax Regional police units remain on scene, including K-9 and forensic identification units.

File – A Halifax Regional Police cruiser on Mount Edward Rd. in Dartmouth on Feb. 20, 2021. Alexa MacLean/Global News

All vehicle and pedestrian traffic has been blocked on Mount Edward Rd., between Ridgecrest Dr. and Stuart Harris Dr., as well as Cranberry Crescent between Mount Edward Rd. and Hibernia Court.

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The roads will remain closed for an extended period of time.

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People are being asked to avoid the area as police continue their investigation, which is in its early stages.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 902-490-5020 or to contact Crime Stoppers.