Police on scene of a homicide in Dartmouth.

Update on investigation into homicide yesterday in Dartmouth

Police are providing an update on the investigation into yesterday’s homicide in Dartmouth and are releasing the victim’s name.

At approximately 4 p.m. on December 21, officers responded to a call related to a shooting involving two vehicles that had just occurred near the intersection of Windmill Road and Waddell Avenue in Dartmouth. Shots were fired at a vehicle hitting an 8-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man. The 8-year-old boy was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he died. The man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service conducted an autopsy and has ruled the death a homicide. The victim has been identified as Lee-Marion Cain. Investigators do not believe this to be a random incident. The suspects are described as two black men driving a burgundy SUV, possibly a Chevrolet, with tinted windows.

Yesterday’s tragic incident has affected many in our community. We want the public to know that we are leaving no stone unturned and using every means available to us to advance the investigation. We ask anyone with any information to please come forward – no matter how small they think it is – as it could help to advance the investigation.

At 4:07 p.m. today, Halifax Regional Police responded to a call related to a shooting that had just occurred in the 0-1000 block of Windmill Road in Dartmouth. A young boy was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where he died from his injuries.

The investigation is in its early stages. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident or video from the area to call 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or using the P3 Tips App.

We are making every effort possible to further this investigation. Our thoughts are with the family for their tragic loss.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are unable to hold an in-person media conference this evening. Details on an update will follow tomorrow or when further information is available.