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Meteghan RCMP investigate after shots fired into home
Meteghan RCMP are asking for the public’s help after gunshots were fired into a home.
On March 7 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Meteghan RCMP responded to a complaint that two shots were fired through a window into a home on Little Brook Connector Rd. There were no injuries. A large dark-coloured pickup truck was then seen driving away immediately after.
Police do not believe that this is a random act.
The investigation is ongoing.
Eskasoni man faces charges after shots fired
A 42-year-old Eskasoni man is facing charges after police responded to reports of hearing shots fired.
At 3:15 a.m. on March 6, Eskasoni RCMP responded to a report that gunshots were heard in the George St. area of Eskasoni.
No one was injured and no property was reported damaged.
Police immediately canvassed the area and learned that a dark coloured vehicle had been seen speeding away after the gunshots were heard.
Police located the suspect vehicle, conducted a traffic stop and arrested the two male occupants of the vehicle without incident. Two firearms and ammunition were located in the vehicle.
The passenger of the vehicle, Elliott Gould, faces the following charges:
- Careless use of a Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
- Unauthorized Possession Knowing Possession is Unauthorized
- Failure to Comply with Probation Order
He was remanded into custody and will appear in Sydney Provincial Court on March 8, 2021, to face the charges.
The driver of the vehicle was released from custody.
The investigation is ongoing and being led by Eskasoni RCMP. Police believe there is no connection to this occurrence and the shooting in Eskasoni on February 28, 2021, which left a man injured.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Eskasoni RCMP at 902-379-2822. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). A secure web tip can be submitted at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or use the P3 Tips App.