Charges laid following shooting in Pictou Landing

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PICTOU LANDING – One man has been charged following a report of shots being fired in December.

A press release from the Pictou District RCMP says they have charged a Caribou man following the incident which took place in Pictou Landing on December 13.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on December 13, Pictou District RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the Northumberland Strait near Pictou Landing First Nation. Upon arrival, members learned that a man had observed the crew of a fishing vessel removing lobster traps from the water. The man then approached the fishing vessel in a small boat. As he approached, the fishing vessel accelerated toward him and shots were fired from the vessel.

The man was not injured and returned to port. A police investigation followed.

The 39-year-old accused has been charged with the following:

·         Assault with a weapon

·         Dangerous operation of a conveyance (boat)

·         Mischief

He is scheduled to appear virtually in Pictou Provincial Court on March 15.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 902-755-4141. 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.