YARMOUTH, N.S. – The RCMP say a 32-year-old man sustained non life-threatening injuries as a result of an alleged shooting incident in Yarmouth Thursday evening.
The RCMP responded to a complaint on Regent Street the evening of March 1.
According to an RCMP media release, a 911 caller told police that there were people smashing a parked vehicle and then gunshots were heard in the area.
RCMP Corporal Jennifer Clarke says when the RCMP arrived on the scene they discovered the injured man.
A suspect vehicle, identified as a red pickup truck, was located by an RCMP officer but police say that vehicle sped away from the scene. The RCMP did not locate that vehicle Thursday night. No specific details about the truck were provided by the RCMP. There were comments posted on social media last Thursday night of people having seen a red truck driving through parts of the town and county at a high rate of speed.
There was one arrest made Thursday night.
“The RCMP did arrest one man near Regent Street on a wooded trail,” reads a media release. “He was with a second man, who fled the area on foot.”
No charges had been filed as a Friday morning.
The RCMP have seized a truck that was burnt on Regent Street. The Yarmouth Fire Department was dispatched to just past 97 Regent St. at 7:22 p.m. but were only on scene for a short while. Firefighters returned to the station at 8:11 p.m.
On Friday morning the RCMP were still looking to identify the person(s) in the red truck.
“What we’re looking for is the identity of the occupants of the red truck,” said Cpl. Clarke, after a media release was issued seeking the public’s help.
“As far as I understand, we know who the second person was on the trail, however, one Mountie arrested one guy and it’s pretty hard to go chasing the second guy through the woods.”
On Friday afternoon members of Yarmouth County Ground Search and Rescue were on scene conducting a search for the RCMP along a wooded trail.
The Yarmouth Rural RCMP is investigating this incident and is asking anyone who has information about the identity of the occupants of the red truck to call them at 902-742-9106, or 1-800-803-RCMP (7267).
“People talk, people know,” said Cpl. Clarke. “We want to hear from people who know about what happened there last night.”
If people have information about this incident and wish to remain anonymous, they can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.