Police say death toll in Nova Scotia surged to 22

Police say death toll in Nova Scotia surged to 22

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Police said on Tuesday that the death toll from the Nova Scotia shootings had risen to 22 people.

After the shooting last weekend, police are still investigating 16 crime scenes.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement on Tuesday, “We think there will be 22 victims, including a 17-year-old.” Among the victims were a police officer, a correctional officer, a nurse and a teacher.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the gunner Gabriel Wortman died after a collision with the police. Authorities say he killed 22 people.

After the shooting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government passed stricter gun laws.

“In regards to gun control, we took very serious commitments in the election campaign and have moved forward — and are moving forward on them — to ensure that we’re strengthening gun control in this country,” Trudeau told reporters Monday.
Nova Scotia shooting: Death toll rises to 22 - CNNPolice believed the crime scene included five locations where the suspected gunman caused a devastating fire. Police said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had recovered their bodies from some of the fire scenes.

The authorities have not disclosed which weapon the shooter used.

Trudeau said in his campaign last year that he wanted to ban the use of assault weapons across Canada and develop a buy-back plan for all military-grade weapons purchased legally.

Trudeau said that if parliament were suspended due to a coronavirus pandemic, legislation would be passed.

Nova Scotia governor Stephen McNeil described the shooting as one of the most senseless acts of violence in the province’s history.

“I never imagined when I went to bed last night that I would wake up to the horrific news that an active shooter was on the loose in Nova Scotia,” he said.

A passionate teacher and a 23-year police veteran were killed

According to the Nova Scotia Teachers ’Federation, among the victims was Lisa McCulley, an elementary school educator who worked at Debert Elementary School. She described her as a” passionate teacher “in the lives of friends and family And “Glorious Love”.

Death toll in worst-ever Canadian mass shooting climbs to 22 plus ...Police officer Heidi Stevenson was also killed. A person familiar with the matter told that it was unclear when she was killed by the rampage, but she and another police officer tried to drive the gunman’s vehicle off the road.

The source said that Stevenson was killed in the subsequent crossfire and another officer was injured.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Facebook that another officer was hospitalized. The police said the injured policeman was recovering from a gunshot wound at home.

“It is with tremendous sadness that I share with you that we lost Cst. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the force,” said Lee Bergerman, the RCMP’s commanding officer in Nova Scotia. “Two children have lost their mother and a husband his wife. Parents lost their daughter and countless others lost an incredible friend and colleague.”

When the police were first asked by the police for a “gun complaint” at 10:30 am to 10:30 am at a house in Portapique, a quiet town in Cobequid Bay, chaos began. (9:30 pm Eastern Time).

Neighbor Bill McCormack told that the suspect was a skilled mechanic and recently bought two second-hand police cars.

Law enforcement officers familiar with the investigation said the investigators believed the incident began with domestic violence in a house in Portapique, where Aquarius was trying to find his predecessor.

Evening Update: Death toll rises in Nova Scotia shooting rampage ...The source said that Aquarius killed two people here before fleeing.

Pillet said the shooter was wearing a Royal Mounted Police uniform or a convincing replica while driving a car that looked like a police car. Authorities say Aquarius was not hired by the Royal Mounted Police.

Law enforcement officers said the authorities believed that he then started pulling random drivers and sentencing him to death. The source said he was involved in a road accident and left his fake police cruiser in exchange for a car stolen from the driver.

“His ability to move around the province undetected was surely greatly benefited by the fact that he had a vehicle that looked identical in every way to a marked police car,” Leather said.

Later, Wortman was seen in the center of Onslow and Brookfield, further south, where police updated the suspect’s vehicle description to a silver Chevrolet tracker.

The Serious Incident Response Team at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that Aquarius was involved in a “serious crime incident” in the city of Shubenakadi, approximately 15 miles south of Brookfield.

According to reports by  witnesses remember hearing multiple gunshots in the area.

The station reported that there were several rotten cars along the highway that may have been police cars.

“I hear the shots and … there’s a guy running back and forth up beside what looks to be a police vehicle,” a witness at the scene told the station. “Then after a short bit I saw fire.”

After the Shubenacadie incident, Waterman traveled further south to Milford and was eventually found at a truck stop in Enfield about 12 hours after the first alarm on Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon.

He told that truck driver Tom Nurani stopped by the truck when he heard an employee crying violently.

“‘Oh my God, lock the doors! He’s here!'” Nurani recalled the woman saying. “I peek out of the window, and I saw some RCMP vehicles, and there was four or five uniforms with guns.”

He told the station that eyewitness Glen Hines drove by when he heard the shot.

“All I could hear was gunshots and my wife. I thought I was going to call 911 because she was going into panic, it scared her so bad,” Hines said.

Wright said that Aquarius was killed in a shootout in Enfield, which is about 60 miles from the original crime scene.


Courtesy: CNN News

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