Police say the 22-year-old man who was shot near the Dartmouth waterfront Wednesday night has died from his injuries.
Halifax Regional Police said they responded to a report of gun shots at around 7:30 p.m. in the Alderney Landing area.
Officers arrived to find a man with injuries “consistent with a gunshot wound.” In an updated news release Thursday morning, police said the victim succumbed to his injuries and their investigation has now shifted to a homicide.
The name of the victim has not been released.
Police say three people had been arrested and they were not looking for any other suspects.
“Investigators with the General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are conducting the investigation, which is in its early stages,” police noted in a news release.
With files from Graeme Benjamin.