Mass Casualty Commission’s final report out soon on 2020 N.S. mass shooting

A public investigation into the April 2020 mass murder of 22 people in Nova Scotia released its final report today.

A federal and state investigation investigated the events surrounding a 13-hour rampage that began in the community of Portapique and ended when the RCMP shot dead a 51-year-old murderer at a gas station about 35 miles south.

The report was launched today in Truro, New South Wales, and includes recommendations to improve community safety across Canada.

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Investigative mandates include police response, access to firearms by killers, gender-based violence, assistance to those most affected, and investigation of steps taken to inform the public when a murder unfolds. was included.

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On April 18, 2020, the killer assaulted his spouse, loaded an illegal firearm into a replica RCMP vehicle, and shot and killed 13 people.

He managed to escape police arrest and killed nine more people on April 19, including RCMP Const. .

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 30, 2023.

© 2023 The Canadian Press

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