Lisa McCully, high left, RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, Greg Blair and Jamie Blair have been recognized as victims of the Nova Scotia, Canada, capturing rampage.
Greater than 16 folks had been killed when a 51-year-old gunman went on a capturing rampage in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, authorities say. The victims had been killed between late Saturday night time, April 18, and early Sunday, April 19, earlier than the shooter was killed by officers with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The victims included individuals who seem to have been picked at random, officers stated Sunday at a press convention.
Two cops had been shot, and one, RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, was killed. The opposite officer is anticipated to outlive. Three different victims who had been killed, Lisa Mccully, Jamie Blair and Greg Blair, have additionally been recognized by members of their households. The opposite victims haven’t been named but. Authorities stated they’re nonetheless working to find out precisely how many individuals had been killed and what number of had been injured throughout the rampage. Investigators are additionally working to determine the motive for the assaults. This text might be up to date under to incorporate the names, pictures and tales of the victims as they’re recognized.
The shootings stretched throughout the province of Nova Scotia, starting in Portapique, the place the gunman lived, and ending at a gasoline station in Enfield. The person recognized by police because the lone shooter labored as a denturist in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and was a New Brunswick native. He was wearing an imitation RCMP uniform and driving a car made to appear like an RCMP cruiser, in keeping with police.
RCMP Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman advised reporters at a Sunday press convention, “Immediately is a devastating day for Nova Scotia and it’ll stay etched within the minds of many for years to come back. What has unfolded in a single day and into this morning is meaningless and plenty of households are experiencing the lack of a liked one. That features our personal RCMP household.” She added, “As Nova Scotians, we’ve to do what we’re recognized for and are available collectively in a time of want and assist one another.” Bergerman stated, “The affect of this incident will prolong from one finish of the province to the opposite.”
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil stated in a press release, “I by no means imagined after I went to mattress final night time that I’d get up to the horrific information that an energetic shooter was on the unfastened in Nova Scotia. This is likely one of the most mindless acts of violence in our province’s historical past. Phrases can not console the households affected by what has transpired over the past 24 hours.”
These are the victims of the Nova Scotia shootings who’ve been recognized up to now: