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24 Apr 2020 | 12:19 PM UTC

Canada: Nova Scotia shooting death toll rises to 23 April 22 /update 3

Canada News Alert

Police announce a death toll rise to 23 on April 22 in Nova Scotia shooting; investigation ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 4/30/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Halifax). COUNTRY/REGION Portapique (Nova Scotia province), Nova Scotia

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Event

On Wednesday, April 22, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) announced that a total of 23 people died in a series of incidents that took place across 16 crime scenes across central and northern Nova Scotia province on Saturday, April 18. The gunman had reportedly dressed as a police officer and disguised his car to resemble a police vehicle as he fired on people in their homes and set properties and vehicles alight during a 12-hour rampage across several locations in the province. Investigations are ongoing.

Context

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the incident began on the night of April 18 and impacted areas across the northern part of Nova Scotia, starting from Portapique town. The shooter led the police on a chase on Sunday morning, April 19, which ended at a gas station in Enfield, approximately 35 km (22 mi) north of Halifax at around 11:40. A motive for the incident remains unclear.

Advice

Individuals in the Portapique (Nova Scotia province) area are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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