2 suspects in custody, 1 free after 2 shootings in Preston area

Two suspects have been arrested and one suspect is at large in connection with two shootings in North Preston and East Preston, Nova Scotia on Friday evening.

At 8:12 p.m. AT, Nova Scotia RCMP tweeted that they were at the scene of the shots fired in East Preston. One suspect was arrested and two fled into the woods, the tweet said.

Just over an hour later, RCMP tweeted that they were still looking for ‘at least one more’ male suspect and that shots had been fired around Bell Street in East Preston.

At 11:25 p.m., police tweeted that a shelter-in-place order had been lifted and an emergency alert issued around 8:10 p.m. had ended.

“Police no longer believe there is an immediate safety risk to residents of the area,” the tweet read.

Earlier, cape. Chris Marshall said police were not aware of any injuries from the shooting.

RCMP received a first call about the shooting at 6:55 p.m., Marshall told CBC News.

Marshall said police arrested one person and two others were seen running in a wooded area behind Brian Street in East Preston. One of these two suspects is still at large.

“We have the area contained at this point,” he said.

Suspect believed to be armed

The suspect is said to be armed.

Marshall said the force had many officers and resources on hand.

Police are warning residents not to approach the suspect and to call 911 if spotted.

Police said there will still be a heavy police presence in the area, the investigation is continuing and more details will be released on Saturday. Anyone with information about the shooting should contact them directly, police said.

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