RCMP investigating shooting in Eskasoni that left 1 man injured

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The RCMP said residents in Eskasoni, N.S., are no longer facing a risk as they continue their investigation into two reports of shots fired in the community.

In a news release Monday just before 3 a.m., Nova Scotia RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said officers first responded to a call of a shooting at a home in Eskasoni at around 10:25 p.m. Sunday.

“One man located inside the home was shot through the window,” Clarke said in the release. “He was injured and transported to hospital.”

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Clarke said the second report of shots fired in the community came in at around 12:30 a.m.

“These were investigated but were determined to not be substantiated,” Clarke said.

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At 2:55 a.m., RCMP said they had a heavy presence in the community asked residents to remain in their homes with doors locked.

At 7:55 a.m., police said the shooting was isolated and they believe there is no longer a risk to the public.

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Police said they’ll continue to search for the suspect and do not believe that this was a random incident.

Police are asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to report it and not share information or photos of police operations, as it could jeopardize officer safety.

“Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to immediately contact police at 902-379-2822. If it’s an emergency, call 911,” Clarke concluded, adding that further updates will be provided when possible.

Police say the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.

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