RCMP say at least 23 dead following mass shooting in Nova Scotia

Teen and veteran RCMP officer among victims

The RCMP in Nova Scotia now say at least 23 people lost their lives in a mass shooting over the weekend.

Investigators are still assembling a timeline of the attack but confirmed today the remains of more victims were discovered. The Mounties are probing sixteen separate crime scenes related to this attack. A 17-year-old is among the victims, all others are adults. A 23-year veteran of the RCMP, Constable Heidi Stevenson, was killed while responding to this incident.

Late Saturday evening, officers were called to a possible shooting at a home in Portapique, about a half an hour from Truro, Nova Scotia. Several casualties were located in and around the home, but no suspect. The initial search led to multiple sites, according to the RCMP, including structures and vehicles that had been set on fire.

A search for the suspect continued overnight into Sunday, and ended when the suspect was located at a gas station north of Halifax. He was shot and killed by police.