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    More than 10 people dead in Nova Scotia 12h rampage.

    Not the sort of thing I'd expect to read about a Canadian province, during my morning espresso, but hey, it can happen, even there.


    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-...iDxqs7HQUcGZEk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhook:
    Not the sort of thing I'd expect to read about a Canadian province, during my morning espresso, but hey, it can happen, even there.


    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-...iDxqs7HQUcGZEk
    You could say that about most situations that have involved men with anger management issues going out and killing lots of people.

    Aramoana, Port Arthur, Dunblane. Nobody expects a violent man shooting innocent people.

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    A denturist who owned multiple properties made a fake police car and wore a fake uniform before killing at least 13. There are several burned vehicles and homes, so toll may be higher. This is a picturesque area near Truro on the Bay of Fundy.

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    Exclamation 16+ DEAD in Canada's worst mass shooting

    In a 12 hour rampage, dressed as an RCMP officer and in a fake police cruiser, Gabriel Wortman killed at least 16 people in several rural locations in Nova Scotia just north of Halifax. Victims were shot and some may have died in their homes that were set ablaze.

    https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/ne...killer-439382/

    What's known about the victims thus far:

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...mass-shooting/

    This is Canada's worst mass shooting since the massacre at Montreal's École Polytechnique when a gunman murdered 14 women in 1989. A look at mass killings since the 1970s:

    https://globalnews.ca/news/6840650/m...llings-canada/


    Aug. 10, 2018: A gunman opens fire in Fredericton, N.B., killing two municipal police officers and two civilians: Const. Sara Burns, Const. Robb Costello, Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright. Matthew Raymond is arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

    April 23, 2018: Alek Minassian drives a white van along a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people and seriously injuring 16 others.

    Jan. 29, 2017: Six people are killed and eight injured when a man goes on a shooting rampage at a Quebec City mosque. University student Alexandre Bissonnette, who had taken far-right political positions on social media, pleads guilty.

    Dec. 29, 2014: In the worst mass shooting in Edmonton, a man suspected of domestic violence shoots and kills six adults and two young children in two different homes. Phu Lam then killed himself in a restaurant where he worked.

    June 4, 2014: A man uses a semi-automatic rifle to fatally shoot three RCMP officers and wound two others in Moncton, N.B. The rampage by Justin Bourque was the deadliest attack on the RCMP since four officers were killed by a gunman in Alberta in 2005.

    April 15, 2014: In Calgary’s worst mass killing, five young people were attacked and stabbed at a house party. Matthew de Grood was declared not criminally responsible (NCR) for the killings. It was determined de Grood was mentally ill at the time of the fatal stabbings and unable to understand his actions were morally wrong.

    March 3, 2005: Four RCMP officers were shot and killed near Mayerthorpe, Alta. by James Roszko, while investigating a marijuana grow operation and chop shop at a property owned by Roszko. Roszko later shot himself after being wounded by an officer.

    April 5, 1996: Angered by his wife’s divorce action, Mark Chahal kills her and eight other members of her family in Vernon, B.C., before shooting himself.

    Sept. 18, 1992: A bomb kills nine strike-breaking workers at the Giant Yellowknife gold mine in the Northwest Territories.

    Dec. 6, 1989: A man with a semi-automatic rifle storms into an engineering classroom at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, asks men to leave and then kills 14 women before turning the gun on himself.

    Sept. 1, 1972: An arson attack on a downtown Montreal night club kills 37 people and injures 64. Gasoline was spread on the stairway of the Blue Bird Cafe and then ignited.
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    UPDATE.

    At least 18 people were murdered at 16 different crime scenes. What motivated the gunman is still unknown.

    Leather said the number of dead likely will rise in the coming days as police sort through the five burned-out homes that the shooter left in his wake.
    The gunman, with his mock RCMP uniform and vehicle, began randomly pulling people over and killing them in their cars Sunday morning, police said. One of the victims in the Debert area was local teacher Lisa McCully.
    By 11:40 a.m., police — exhausted after chasing the gunman for more than 12 hours — were on scene at an Irving Big Stop gas station near Enfield, N.S.
    It is there, some 35 kilometres from Halifax, that the gunman died in a standoff with police. The circumstances of his death are now being investigated by the provincial Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT).
    Map showing the locations



    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nov...page-1.5539000


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCTe1t13xI4

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    UPDATE.

    22 now confirmed slain. Uniform he wore was authentic. Questions raised about why the provinces emergency alert system was not used.

    The gunman was driving a replica RCMP vehicle for part of his rampage. He was also wearing an RCMP uniform, which police said was authentic, although they have not revealed how he acquired the clothing.

    Nova Scotia RCMP Chief Supt. Chris Leather said the car and uniform are part of the reason the shooter was able to move so far and for so long without being captured.
    No emergency alert

    For the past two days, McNeil has been pressed about why the province did not issue an emergency alert Saturday night or Sunday morning while the shooter moved about the province. On Monday, at the COVID-19 news briefing, McNeil said the province would have only done so if RCMP had asked, and provided the necessary details to include in the alert.
    "We had staff on hand in the morning to be able to do that. But it was not requested," McNeil said.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...l-21-1.5539894

    More on the victims of this tragedy.


    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...ered-1.5538032
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    Other than another 'angry man' has anyone seen anything about a possible motive?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerSun:
    Other than another 'angry man' has anyone seen anything about a possible motive?

    Not yet. It's truly horrific and bizarre, the kind of rampage one might expect from a disgruntled ex-military person, someone with training and expertise, not a bloody denturist. Lots of friends and family in the surrounding area (all OK).

    Pressure is continuing to build on the police to explain their response, the silence from them during the night, and lack of use of anything other than Twitter to warn the public while the manhunt was ongoing.

    Confusion persisted

    For the RCMP, confusion, about the exact nature of the crime and whether the suspect was still on the loose, persisted for hours.
    "Do we know if they've caught the assailant?" a first responder asked dispatch at 11:21 p.m.
    "No, not for sure," was the response. "They don't know if they've caught him."
    In fact, it wasn't until early Sunday — sometime between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. according to Leather — that investigators finally came to understand that their suspect, Gabriel Wortman, was likely wearing an RCMP uniform and driving a replica police cruiser.
    That information wasn't shared with the public until 10:17 a.m., in a tweet.
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/nova-scotia-...ails-1.5542025
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