Halifax District RCMP say four Lower Sackville homes were struck by bullets Monday afternoon.
Several residents of Sunnyvale Cres. called police at around 1:45 p.m. after hearing gunshots in their neighbourhood.
At this point, police believe the shooter was targeting the person or persons in a small black car, not anyone in the homes.
"I want to assure residents our members are actively working this investigation in the hope of identifying the persons responsible for this shooting. We need anyone to come forward who may have seen anything out of the ordinary leading up to the shooting or after it occurred" said Insp Kevin O'Blenis in a news release.
"Those involved had a complete disregard for the safety of the public in this neighbourhood. Investigators have found a bullet on a living room couch in one home, and in another a bullet went into the home and was found in a closet."
Witnesses saw the small black vehicle, described as an older model with a loud exhaust, speeding towards Beaverbank Road. Police say when it reached Beaverbank Road at around 1:44 p.m., it failed to stop at a stop sign and almost hit another black car as it turned right. Police would like to speak with the people in the car that was almost hit.
A man who had been on foot when the gunshots were heard was seen getting into a white Honda CR-V, which took off in the direction of Hillsdale Cres.
The driver of that vehicle is described as white, in his late 20s, with a thin build and wearing black clothes. Witnesses say he was wearing white gloves and had a handgun.
A passenger in the CR-V is described as a woman in her 20s, wearing a black coat with the hood pulled up, and fur on the hood.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division at 902-490-5020.