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Family dog hit by gunfire after home fired at in Halifax

Police say someone went up to a house and fired several shots before fleeing.

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Police are investigating a shooting in Halifax that resulted in a family dog being struck by gunfire.

The incident happened around 11:20 p.m. Sunday in the area of Duffs Street and Jarvis Lane.

According to a release, the home owner told officers his house was shot into, entering the lower-level bedroom that had two people inside.

The family dog was also inside, injured by a bullet – ‘a graze to the neck area’ – a police statement said.

The suspect, described only as a man dressed in black, was seen running from the area.

There are no other details.  

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