UPDATE: Man seriously injured in shooting in St. John's

Published on November 12, 2013

A 30-year-old man was seriously injured  Monday night in a shooting incident on Williams Heights in St. John's.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says he remains in hospital. Based on a preliminary investigation, police say the incident is not believed to be random.

”It appeared to be a targeted attack and there’s some indication that the victim may have known the suspect," Police Chief Robert Johnston said at a news conference on Tuesday.

At this stage in the investigation, the RNC says it will not be providing any details on possible motives.

Johnston said the victim has multiple injuries that appear to be from a firearm and is in serious but stable condition. Police have not recovered a firearm and are not saying what type of firearm was used.

He also didn't disclose if they have been able to speak with the victim yet.

The police force said in a news release it considers this incident to be serious and is deploying extensive resources to bring those responsible to justice. The investigation is still in the preliminary stages and updates will be provided by way of a media release as new information becomes available. Anyone who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the N.L. Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com

(Earlier story)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a shooting incident in the west end of St. John's Monday night.

According to police, around 8 p.m., a man sustained serious injuries arising from apparent gunshot wounds to his body and was admitted to hospital.

The RNC says it appears this was a targeted act of violence and there appears to be no threat to public safety.

Police will have further details available as the investigation unfolds.