More harrowing details are emerging. The RCMP issued a new update on Tuesday in regards to the Nova Scotia shooting that devastated Canada last week. Law enforcement says that the perpetrator not only killed people by shooting them but also, it seems, by setting buildings on fire. He also targeted victims' pets. The 13-hour rampage left Portapique, Nova Scotia, and the rest of Canada in absolute disbelief.
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On April 28, RCMP shared further details during a live briefing about what transpired during the 13 hours.
Outlining the development of the tragedy, Nova Scotia RCMP Supt. Darren Campbell suggested that nine of the victims were killed after the attacker set buildings on fire, while the other 13 victims were fatally shot.
However, officers later clarified that in fact eight people had been found inside burned structures or vehicles, per CBC.
Police added they could not confirm the cause of death for any victims right now.
It wasn't just people the shooter targeted, though.
"If it makes any difference to anyone, I can confirm that the gunmen not only killed people but he also killed animals and pets who were at the residences, or wounded them," said Campbell.
One of the dogs that was shot managed to survive and is currently recovering under the care of the Central Nova Animal Hospital in Nova Scotia.
Back on April 24, Nova Scotia RCMP gave its early timeline of events during a press conference, starting from the first 911 call being made on April 18.
Campbell added on Tuesday that 435 witnesses have already come forward.
People can call 1-902-720-5959 to offer any information they may have regarding the incident.
More to come.
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