Glace Bay man charged with attempted murder

Sharon Montgomery-Dupe – Cape Breton Post

Cape Breton Regional Police secure the property at 2400 Tower Rd., Glace Bay, the scene of a shooting Thursday night. A 47-year old Glace Bay man remains in hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Published on January 28th, 2011

Published on January 28th, 2011

Sharon Montgomery-Dupe 

No details released on shooting victim’s condition

GLACE BAY — A 20-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after another man was shot in the head at a home on Tower Road, Thursday night.

Topics :

Cape Breton Correctional Centre , Tower Road Volunteer Fire Department , Cape Breton Regional Hospital , Glace Bay , Sydney

Kenneth James Murphy of Glace Bay, has been remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Centre until a scheduled appearance in Sydney provincial court Monday. He is also charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a firearm without a licence.

 Residents of the area identified the injured man as Greg MacMullin, 47, who lives with his mother at the home where the shooting occurred.

MacMullin, a longtime member of the Tower Road Volunteer Fire Department, has been described as “an easygoing person.”

People in the community were shocked by the shooting.

One woman, who didn’t want to be identified, said the community is “horrified.”

“Everyone is in shock, stuff like this doesn’t happen here.”

She said people are not hearing anything about what actually happened.

“We are not even hearing Greg’s condition other than he is ‘stable.’ Everyone is worried.”

Cape Breton Regional Police responded to a one-storey house at 2400 Tower Rd. at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday, after receiving a 911 call reporting a man had been shot.

The man was rushed to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney and as of late Thursday night was in stable condition.

Police would not confirm the victim’s condition, Friday.

“We do not have consent from the patient to release any information on his condition,” said police spokesperson Desiree Vassallo. “We can say he is being treated for a gunshot wound to the head.”

Vassallo said a suspect was arrested shortly after police arrived at the scene.  He remained in police custody until he was remanded Friday evening

“He was arrested without incident.”

Police say the suspect and victim are known to one another and the incident was the result of a dispute.

Vassallo would not confirm whether anyone other than the two men was at the scene at the time of the shooting, however she did say police were speaking to witnesses Friday.

The house remained cordoned off all day Friday with police tape and an officer was placed outside to secure the scene.

Vassallo said investigators were searching the residence. She did not provide and details regarding the recovery of a weapon.

“There is a search warrant in place so they would be seizing several items there, but I can’t speak about what has specifically been taken at this point,” said Vassallo.

Greg Boone, spokesperson for the Cape Breton District Health Authority, said the patient has asked that no information be released on his condition.

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