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Two 15-year-olds shot dead in Cole Harbour, N.S.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested after two 15-year-olds were shot dead in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, early Sunday morning, police say.

Halifax District RCMP and Emergency Health Services (EHS) responded to a shooting on Sedgemoor Court at approximately 12:40 a.m.

Police say the shooting happened at a party with 20 to 30 people gathered outside a house.

When officers and EHS arrived, they found two 15-year-old victims at the scene.

According to police, one of the victims apparently had a gunshot wound to the arm. They were treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries before being taken to hospital by EHS.

According to an RCMP news release, the second victim was shot in the leg and suffered minor injuries. They were treated on the spot and released.

According to the police, the suspect fled the scene before arriving.

RCMP searched for the suspect with the assistance of Halifax Regional Police (HRP) as well as RCMP and HRP police dogs.

The suspect was found and arrested in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia just after 2 a.m.

Police say the 17-year-old suspect is known to the victims.

He remains in custody.

The RCMP says it is withholding the gender of the victims in order to protect their identity.

The investigation is ongoing. There is no word on potential charges at this time.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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