Nova Scotia RCMP Tell Residents To Stay Inside After Reports Of Shots Fired On Friday
An emergency alert was issued around 4 p.m. on April 24.
On Friday, April 24, a Nova Scotia emergency alert was issued after police received multiple reports of shots fired in two different locations in the province. Police are on the scene and investigating. This comes only days after a mass shooting took place in Portapique and nearby regions last weekend.
BEFORE: During the afternoon on April 24, Nova Scotia RCMP posted on social media that they were responding to a report of shots fired in the Haliburton Heights area of Hammonds Plains, in the Halifax area.
Officers were asking residents to stay inside while at the scene.
At 4:06 p.m. AT, more than an hour and a half after the first post, an update was shared online that police were on the scene in a wooded area between Haliburton Hills and Highland Park Heights subdivisions.
RCMP also noted that there had been an additional report of shots fired in the Omega Court area of Hubley which isn't very far from the first scene.
Residents were also asked to stay inside.
An emergency alert went out to people in the areas where the reports came from.
"Residents are asked to shelter in place and refrain from travel until being advised otherwise," the alert said.
Half an hour after the post about an additional report of shots fired, RCMP tweeted that officers were on the scene in the Glen Arbour, Haliburton Heights and Hubley areas.
People were again asked to stay inside and call 911 to report suspicious activity.
Halifax Regional Police also tweeted that officers were responding to a weapons complaint in Dartmouth. However, the tweet said there is no threat to the public at this time.
This is all unfolding less than a week after a gunman went on athrough parts of Nova Scotia.
During the shooting on April 18 and April 19, the RCMP was criticized for not sending out an emergency alert to notify residents of the danger.
With this situation, an alert was sent out shortly after 4:00 p.m. AT.
Earlier in the day, two minutes of silence was observed in honour of Const. Heidi Stevenson and the other victims of the Nova Scotia shooting over the weekend.
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