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Police investigate two shootings in Halifax

By Skye Bryden-Blom Aug 5, 2022 | 5:43 PM

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A 26-year-old is facing a slew of charges as Halifax Regional Police investigate two shootings in the city on Thursday night.

Police were called to a report of gunshots ringing out near Micmac Street and Chisholm Avenue at around 10:30 p.m.

They say a home had been hit with bullets. No injuries were reported. A dark-coloured vehicle was seen in the area at the time of the shooting.

“Officers located evidence of a shooting in the area,” a news release says. “There were no reports of injuries or property damage.”

Soon after a second call came in reporting gunshots near Bently Drive. Two hours later police found a car that had crashed into a power pole in the area of Lacewood Drive near Lincoln Cross Drive. They seized a loaded handgun and arrested the driver.

“Evidence of a shooting was located with the vehicle,” police say.

Shiquawn Marcel Upshaw-Paris is facing various firearm-related charges including the following:

  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm without a license
  • Possession of a firearm in a vehicle
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a firearm contrary to a court order (x 2)
  • Improper storage of a firearm
  • Breach of a court order (x 3)

Police are working to determine if the incidents are related.

Anyone with information about this incident or video from the area is asked to call 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers.


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