Man dies after Saxon’s Way shooting
A 35-year-old man died after he was shot early Friday morning at Saxon’s Way, Mason’s Addition, police said.
And one of the men pursued by officers after the crime was shot in the leg while attempting to escape.
Police said the victim was reportedly approached around 12:15 a.m. by a man wearing a brown hooded jacket who was armed with a handgun. He was shot multiple times.
The victim — a resident of Eneas Street — was taken to hospital by Emergency Medical Services personnel where he succumbed to his injuries, police reported.
Superintendent Stephen Dean said four suspects were taken into police custody for questioning.
He said responding officers observed a 2003 gray Honda, which was occupied by the four men, leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
Police said they pursued the vehicle and intercepted it in the area of Princess Margaret Hospital.
The four men in question are aged 24, 23, 21 and 18, according to authorities.
At the time of the arrest, the 24-year-old man attempted to escape police custody and was subsequently shot in the leg by an officer, police said.
When officers conducted a search of the intercepted vehicle a handgun was reportedly discovered.
Police are asking anyone with information on people who possess firearms to report them.
The man’s death pushed the murder count for 2011 to 115 for the year.