RMWB stands in solidarity with Nova Scotia

RMWB stands in solidarity with Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia RCMP says they were in the midst of preparing an emergency alert when the gunman in last weekend's mass shooting was killed by police.

He says five of the crime scenes involve burned-out buildings, and they expect more bodies to be found inside.

Some of the victims were known and targeted by Gabriel Wortman, a 51-year-old denturist who police have named as the shooter, while others were not known to him.

According to RCMP, the suspect shot some of his victims and several properties, along with police vehicles, were torched.

The dead officer was identified as Constable Heidi Stevenson, a mother of two and a 23-year veteran of the force. Commissioner Lucki confirmed to a television channel that law enforcement did not consider the shooting to be an act of terrorism, and the motives of the shooter, who wore part of a police uniform, were being clarified.

A confrontation with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began after a manhunt for the fleeing suspect overnight Saturday. Another officer was also shot but did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. His appearance as a legitimate officer has been credited with easing his movement around the province during the shooting spree.

"There are several locations across the province where persons have been killed", he said without giving additional details.

The RCMP opted to use its Twitter account to provide updates during the active shooter investigation.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who thanked the police for their work, said: "Our hearts go out to the people who have lost loved ones".

"To the Portapique community, we're keeping all of you in our thoughts". Virus restrictions continue and authorities said they would not be lifted to allow public gatherings to mourn victims.

"It's too early to tell what the motivation was", he said. "We are aware that we have thousands of followers in Nova Scotia and felt that it was a superior way to communicate this on-going threat".

"Tragedies like today are horrific and should never happen", Blair said.

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