A 20-year-old man is facing 17 charges, including attempted murder, for allegedly shooting his own father on Sunday night in Spryfield, Metro has learned.
Police were called to the 0-100 block of Williams Lake Road where they found a 46-year-old man had been shot.
The victim was transported to the QE2 hospital with life-threatening injuries, but police said he is now in stable condition.
Police say they know the victim had been arguing with another man, outside a residence, when the suspect allegedly pulled a gun and shot him.
Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages would only say the victim and accused are known to one another. However, a source tells Metro the relationship between the victim and accused is father and son.
“Containment was set up, a K9 track was initiated and five male suspects were located and taken into custody without incident,” a release issued after the shooting states.
Four of those men have since been released.
“We do believe they were there, but they were not involved,” Bourdages said in an interview.
Tyler Robert Anderson is due in court Monday to face 17 charges including attempted murder, multiple weapons related charges and breach of recognizance.