Shooting

Four homes hit by stray bullets in Lower Sackville

Police are searching for man suspected of Monday afternoon shooting

RCMP have circulated a map of the area where the shooting took place.   RCMP

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying the shooter who struck four homes in Lower Sackville on Monday afternoon.

Around 1:45 p.m., gunshots were heard in the residential neighbourhood and witnesses reported seeing a man fleeing the scene. Several residents of Sunnyvale Crescent later found gunshot damage on their homes.

Nova Scotia RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said the neighbourhood itself was not the target of the shooting.

“Obviously it’s a very upsetting thing to have happen in your neighbourhood,” Clarke said Tuesday. “All we can do to assure residents is to ask them to come forward, if they have information, and to let them know that we’re actively working on the investigation, and we’re trying to figure out what happened and why.”

Clarke said at this point, investigators believe the occupants of a black car were the targets.

RCMP said witnesses reported seeing a man coming from the direction of a small black car, which was driving away. The man ran on foot to a white Honda CR-V before leaving the scene himself.

As it was leaving, the black car sped through a stop sign before nearly colliding with another car that was heading south on Beaver Bank Road, RCMP said.

The man seen fleeing the scene is described as white, between 25 and 30 years old, with a thin build and wearing black clothing. He was with a white woman believed to be in her 20s, wearing a black coat with fur on the hood.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at 902-490-5020.

A surveillance camera captured the suspected target of the shooting driving down Beaver Bank Road.   RCMP