Pictou District RCMP responds to shots fired complaint

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January 3, 2019, Churchville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia . . .At 8:20 a.m., Pictou District RCMP were called to a complaint of shots fired at a residence on East River East Side Rd. in Churchville. The three male suspects were in a grey 4-door pickup truck and one of them fired a long gun at the residence while they drove past it.

There were no injuries to the three people who were in the home at the time. Police asked members of the public to avoid the area and refrain from posting updates about their activity as they responded to this incident. Investigators do not believe this was a random act and the parties are known to one another.

At 2:30 p.m. today a 25-year-old man was arrested in relation to this incident. Police continue their efforts to locate the two other men who were involved. The RCMP is aware of the identities of these two men.

Pictou District RCMP is asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact them at 902 755-4141. Anyone who knows the location of the two additional men who remain at large is asked to contact police immediately. Both men may be armed and police are asking the public not to approach these men. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Pictou District General Investigation Section.