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POLICE REPORT: Man stabbed during swarming; gunshots fired at home

A 40-year-old man was transported to hospital by ambulance on Sunday evening with a stab wound to the lower abdomen after being swarmed by a group of teenagers in Dartmouth. Later Sunday night, a family dog was grazed by a bullet when a residence in north-end Halifax was blasted by several gunshots.
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A 40-year-old man was transported to hospital by ambulance on Sunday evening with a stab wound to the lower abdomen after being swarmed by a group of teenagers in Dartmouth.

Police responded to the area of Thistle Street and Wyse Road at about 6:25 p.m., where they found the victim suffering from an injury that was not life-threatening.

The man told police he had been surrounded by a group of seven teenage youths who asked him for cigarettes. During the altercation, the man said, one of the teens — a white male — stabbed him with a knife.

"The other teens are described as at least two black males and two females, one white and the other black," police said in a news release Monday morning. "The victim's backpack was taken as the teens ran from the area."

Multiple police units combed the area in search of the suspects, to no avail.

Gunshots fired at north-end Halifax home

A family dog was grazed by a bullet when a residence in north-end Halifax was blasted by several gunshots on Sunday night.

Police responded to the scene, in the area of Duffus Street and Jarvis Lane, at 11:21 p.m. The owner of the residence told officers his home had been shot at and that the gunfire was aimed at the lower-level bedroom of the home where two individuals were staying.

The family dog, which was also in the bedroom, was injured by a bullet — a graze to the neck area, police said in a news release on Monday.

The suspect was seen running north from the scene; police only had a vague description of a male dressed in black.

The canine unit and other police units checked the area, but could not locate the suspect.



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