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One dead after late night Gottingen St. shooting

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One man is dead and another hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a late night shooting on Gottingen Street.

Residents told Halifax Magazine contributing editor Kim Hart Macneill, who lives nearby, that they heard three to seven gunshots in the area at 10:57pm. Police were on the scene by 11pm. A dark coloured Jeep was up on the sidewalk in front of 2089 Gottingen St., pushed up against a small tree with the passenger window shattered.

Halifax Regional Police Gottingen Street shooting April 20 2016

At least two men were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. One was pronounced dead on the scene and the other is still in hospital. Police took several people (some with bound hands) from the scene just after midnight.

Halifax Regional Police Gottingen Street shooting April 20 2016

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Police-dog teams searched the area for hours after. By-standers said they saw another man run from the scene immediately following the shooting, up Falkland Street toward the Common.

Halifax Regional Police Gottingen Street shooting April 20 2016

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Police reopened Gottingen Street to traffic at approximately 7am. The investigation is on-going.

This is the city’s second shooting this week. Tyler Richards, a former Halifax Rainmen player, died in a West End homicide on Sunday.

UPDATE: April 21, 8:23am

Yesterday Halifax Regional Police released more information about this shooting. The passengers in the car were a 23-year-old-man from Dartmouth, who was pronounced deceased at the scene, and a 31-year-old-man originally from Halifax, who is still in hospital.

The Medical Examiner’s Office declared the shooting a homicide after an autopsy yesterday. Police are withholding the 23-year-old victim’s name pending next of kin notification. They are investigating potential links between this shooting and the shooting death of Tyler Richards on Sunday.

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