2nd suspect charged in Goulds shooting

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary combed the Goulds area of St. John's Sunday evening after a man was shot.  (Ted Dillon/CBC - image credit)
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary combed the Goulds area of St. John's Sunday evening after a man was shot. (Ted Dillon/CBC - image credit)
Ted Dillon/CBC
Ted Dillon/CBC

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary arrested a 22-year-old man in Paradise Monday night following a shooting and assault in the Goulds area of St. John's the night before.

Thomas Barnes is scheduled to appear in provincial court on charges that include aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, according to court information.

A man in his 20s was seriously injured and taken to hospital after an attack near Pipeline Road and the Robert E. Howlett Memorial Drive.

Residents told CBC News they could see police officers with weapons drawn searching the area on Sunday night for about two hours.

At the time, the RNC cautioned people to stay in their homes during the search.

Brandon Chafe, 20, was arrested Sunday and faces a string of firearms offences, along with a charge of aggravated assault.

WATCH | Terry Roberts reports on what Goulds residents saw Sunday night as police searched their neighbourhood: 

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