Nova Scotia shooting: death toll rises to 22 as more victims identified
Portraits of those killed emerge while police search 16 crime scenes across Canadian province
Police in Canada have updated the death toll of the countrys worst mass shooting to 22, as more victims from the gun rampage in Nova Scotia were publicly identified.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) had previously warned the death toll would increase as investigators combed through several homes intentionally set ablaze by the gunman in a 12-hour rampage that started late on Saturday in the town of Portapique. On Tuesday, 16 separate crime scenes were being examined across the province.
The total number of deaths from the attack reached 23, including the gunman. The newly identified victims included a woman out for a walk, a care aide on duty, and a volunteer firefighter.
Joey Webber, 36, had left his home on Sunday morning to buy furnace oil. When he didnt return hours later, family fanned out to search for him only to realize that he had last been seen close to the shooting.