UPDATED: Two charged after police investigate Sydney Mines home invasion and shooting

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Published on April 23, 2014

A report of a home invasion at 603 Main St. in Sydney Mines is under investigation

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Two people charged in connection with a shooting incident Monday at a Sydney Mines housing project have been remanded pending the outcome of a bail hearing Friday.

Leonard Joseph Groves, 28, of North Sydney, and Jenna Rebecca Gionet, 26, of North Sydney, made brief provincial court appearances Wednesday and remanded pending the outcome of their bail hearings.

Groves is charged with unlawfully being in a dwelling, robbery, careless use of a  firearm, using a firearm in committing an offence, pointing a firearm and three counts of breaching court orders.

Gionet is charged with theft, possession of stolen property and breaching a court order.

The pair were charged in connection with an incident Monday at the Red Brick Row housing project on Main Street in Sydney Mines.

Police report that a man and woman forced their way into one home. A gunshot was fired inside the home. No injuries were reported.

Earlier story: 

Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a home invasion and shooting this morning in the Northside community.

Police responded to 603 Main St. in Sydney Mines to a report of a home invasion and shooting. At about 2:15 a.m., two people entered the home and demanded money with a loaded shotgun. The gun was fired but no injuries resulted and no money was turned over.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call the regional police at 563-5151. Anyone wanting to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 562-8477. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to caller ID. Calls are not taped or traced and callers don't have to reveal their identities.