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Dartmouth shooting victim dies from injuries, investigation now a homicide

Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of gun shots in the area of Alderney Landing in Dartmouth on Wednesday evening.
Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of gun shots in the area of Alderney Landing in Dartmouth on Wednesday evening. Submitted/Mark Hill

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.

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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.

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“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. 

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