Update: Police investigating reported collision, shooting in west end neighbourhood

Posted: April 21, 2024 11:24 pm | Last Updated: April 22nd, 2024 10:49 am
By Earl Noble


The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) is investigating an event of shots fired and a motor vehicle collision that occurred last night in St. John’s.  

Just before 8:30 p.m. on Sunday (April 21), patrol officers responded to a report of gunshots on Blackmarsh Road in the area of Jensen Camp Road. Responding officers found vehicle debris and determined two vehicles left the area following numerous gunshots. A short time later, a report was received that two vehicles of the same description had been in a collision in the area of Topsail Road at Hamlyn Road. The vehicles were gone when officers arrived.  There have been no injuries reported in relation to this event, and it is believed to be targeted.

The suspect vehicles are described to be a black Jeep Grand Cherokee and a dark charcoal coloured Honda Civic. The Jeep may have front-end damage, while the Civic has rear-end damage. Collision analysts with the RNC attended both locations of reported collisions. 

The RNC Criminal Investigation Division is seeking any information, or video footage from the area of Cowan Heights from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in connection with this investigation.    

The RNC is asking anyone with information to contact the RNC at 709-729-8000. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com


Earlier story:

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) are currently investigating a reported collision and shooting in a west end neighbourhood late Sunday evening.

At about 8:30 p.m. police responded to the intersection of Blackmarsh Road and Jensen Camp Road following reports that shots had been fired. At about the same time there was an apparent collision between two vehicles.

When NTV News arrived on the scene RNC officers could be seen gathering evidence and taking photographs of the area. Several evidence markers could be seen in the area. Debris from at least one vehicle was also strewn across the road. There have not been any reports of injuries as a result of the incident.

The RNC is continuing its investigation. NTV News will have more as it becomes available.

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