RCMP Investigates shots Fired in Nain


A 49-year-old man from Nain, Mark Solomon, has been taken into custody by Nain RCMP following the report of shots being fired at two people in the community several days ago.


On June 12, Nain RCMP was informed of a possible shooting incident in the community that happened days earlier, during the early morning hours of either June 9 or 10. The detachment was not notified of the incident when it initially occurred.


The investigation led police to believe gunshots were fired at two individuals in the community of Nain. Those two people were not injured during the incident.


Solomon was arrested on June 12, 2020, and remains in custody at this time.


He faces a number of charges, including the following:

  • Discharging a firearm with intent

  • Pointing a firearm

  • Careless use of a firearm

  • Using a firearm in the commission of a criminal offence

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm

  • Assault with a weapon


Nain RCMP is seeking assistance from the community to gather any further information about this incident and is looking to specifically speak to anyone who heard gunshots in the community between June 9-10, heard or witnessed an altercation in the area of Sandbanks Road and School Street between June 9-10, or recently loaned, gave, or sold a firearm or had one stolen.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Nain RCMP at (709) 922-2862 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS.

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