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(Update) Shooting Investigation Watson Street Area


Update: March 24/2023 at 3:50p.m.

The incident at Old Black River Road has concluded.  Three individuals were arrested in relation to this incident and two will be appearing in Court this afternoon.  The Major Crime Unit continues to investigate.  The Saint John Police would like to remind the public that there is no safety concern for the public in relation to this incident.


File: 23-1782 

The Saint John Police are investigating a shooting in the 200 Block of Watson Street in West Saint John.

It is reported that:

On March 24, 2023, at approximately 3:00 am, the Saint John Police responded to the parking lot of a business in the North End where they located a 20-year-old woman who had sustained injuries from a shooting believed to have occurred outside in the 200-block of Watson Street West. The 20-year-old woman was transported from the scene and remains in hospital at this time.

Within minutes, police located a suspect vehicle travelling on Main Street North. The driver failed to stop for police and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended on Old Black River Road where a 32-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested and remain in custody at this time. It is believed that at least one suspect fled into a wooded area.

Officers quickly established a perimeter and began to search the area with the assistance of canine and the Emergency Tactical Services. A 34-year-old man was later arrested at a residence in the area.

The Major Crime Unit continues to investigate and a police presence remains in the area of Old Black River Road.

Police believe that this was an isolated incident and the parties involved are known to each other. More information will follow.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.

For more news, visit Saint John Police Force | City of Saint John, New Brunswick

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