Mass shootings

Commission counsel Roger Burrill presents information about the police paraphernalia used by Gabriel Wortman, at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Halifax on Monday, April 25, 2022. The inquiry into the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia has revealed two new RCMP miscues that delayed a warning to the public that the killer was driving a replica police car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Lost emails, delays: Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry uncovers new RCMP snags

Inquiry concluded the lapses could not be adequately explained, though it did offer some theories

 

LGBTQ supporters wave their flags to show support for students going to school at East Wiltshire School in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island on Monday June 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Morris

Police say Canadian threatened to commit mass shooting at Florida LGBTQ event

Canadian authorities have charged 17-year-old suspect with threatening to commit a mass shooting

 

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw speaks during a press conference held outside Robb Elementary School on Friday, May 27, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Nearly 20 officers stood in a hallway outside of the classrooms during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront a gunman, authorities said Friday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Police waited 45 minutes to breach classroom in Uvalde, believing kids not at risk

Nineteen students and two teachers died in the carnage in a Texas school Tuesday

 

Flowers are seen near a mosque where a shooting left six people dead and eight others injured in Quebec City, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Mosque shooter Bissonnette can apply for parole after 25 years, Supreme Court rules

High court rules as cruel and unusual denying someone the possibility of parole before they die

Flowers are seen near a mosque where a shooting left six people dead and eight others injured in Quebec City, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference in Uvalde, Texas on May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Dario Lopez-Mills

Gunman entered Texas school unimpeded, police say as questions swirl about response

U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Uvalde on Sunday to “offer comfort”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference in Uvalde, Texas on May 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Dario Lopez-Mills
Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing at least 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

‘Horrifying’ conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

‘It gives people who don’t want to face reality a patsy, it gives them someone to blame’

Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing at least 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Commissioners Leanne Fitch, Michael MacDonald, chair, and Kim Stanton, left to right, attend the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Truro, N.S. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Lawyers for some of the families killed during the rampage have been instructed to boycott hearings over the commission's decision to limit testimony by some senior RCMP officers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Victims’ families boycotting N.S. mass shooting inquiry over questioning of Mounties

Victims’ families boycotting N.S. mass shooting inquiry over questioning of Mounties

Commissioners Leanne Fitch, Michael MacDonald, chair, and Kim Stanton, left to right, attend the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Truro, N.S. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Lawyers for some of the families killed during the rampage have been instructed to boycott hearings over the commission's decision to limit testimony by some senior RCMP officers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing at least 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

‘Horrifying’ conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

‘Horrifying’ conspiracy theories swirl around Texas shooting

Crime scene tape surrounds Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing at least 19 fourth-graders and their two teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Equipment from the San Antonio Fire Department is parked outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, after a gunman entered the school and killed 19 children and two adults. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has added his voice to a global chorus of grief following the shooting deaths, but emotions in the U.S. have already turned to unbridled anger. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Equipment from the San Antonio Fire Department is parked outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, after a gunman entered the school and killed 19 children and two adults. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has added his voice to a global chorus of grief following the shooting deaths, but emotions in the U.S. have already turned to unbridled anger. (William Luther/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

14 children killed in Texas elementary school shooting

14 children killed in Texas elementary school shooting

Police walk near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
Shannon Waedell-Collins pays her respects at the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Buffalo shooter let some people see plans just before attack

Buffalo shooter let some people see plans just before attack

Shannon Waedell-Collins pays her respects at the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, May 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
FILE - A group of women pray together at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. For many Black Americans, the shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence.  (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says ‘evil will not win’

In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says ‘evil will not win’

FILE - A group of women pray together at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. For many Black Americans, the shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence.  (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
Billy Chang, a 67-year-old Taiwanese pastor who survived Sunday's shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church, gets emotional while speaking at a prayer vigil in Irvine, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2022. Authorities say a Chinese-born gunman was motivated by hatred against Taiwan when he chained shut the doors of the church and hid firebombs before opening fire on a gathering of mainly of elderly Taiwanese parishioners. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

DA: Church gunman wanted to ‘execute’ as many as possible

DA: Church gunman wanted to ‘execute’ as many as possible

Billy Chang, a 67-year-old Taiwanese pastor who survived Sunday's shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church, gets emotional while speaking at a prayer vigil in Irvine, Calif., Monday, May 16, 2022. Authorities say a Chinese-born gunman was motivated by hatred against Taiwan when he chained shut the doors of the church and hid firebombs before opening fire on a gathering of mainly of elderly Taiwanese parishioners. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Two RCMP officers observe a moment of silence to honour slain Const. Heidi Stevenson and the other 21 victims of the mass killings at a checkpoint on Portapique Road in Portapique, N.S. on Friday, April 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Team leader critical of RCMP mental health support after Nova Scotia mass shooting

Team leader critical of RCMP mental health support after Nova Scotia mass shooting

Two RCMP officers observe a moment of silence to honour slain Const. Heidi Stevenson and the other 21 victims of the mass killings at a checkpoint on Portapique Road in Portapique, N.S. on Friday, April 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
This image provided by the Erie County District Attorney's Office shows Payton Gendron. While law enforcement officials have grown adept since the Sept. 11 attacks at disrupting well-organized plots, they face a much tougher challenge in intercepting self-radicalized young men who absorb racist screeds on social media and plot violence on their own. (Erie County District Attorney's Office via AP)

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

This image provided by the Erie County District Attorney's Office shows Payton Gendron. While law enforcement officials have grown adept since the Sept. 11 attacks at disrupting well-organized plots, they face a much tougher challenge in intercepting self-radicalized young men who absorb racist screeds on social media and plot violence on their own. (Erie County District Attorney's Office via AP)

Buffalo shooting latest example of targeted racial violence

Buffalo shooting latest example of targeted racial violence

RCMP Const. Terry Brown, left, and Const. Dave Melanson field questions at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Dartmouth, N.S. on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Two RCMP officers who mistakenly fired at a man standing outside a rural Nova Scotia firehall as they searched for rampaging gunman say they still believe they reacted properly and in accordance with their training.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

RCMP officers who shot at Nova Scotia firehall during mass shooting stand by actions

RCMP officers who shot at Nova Scotia firehall during mass shooting stand by actions

RCMP Const. Terry Brown, left, and Const. Dave Melanson field questions at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Dartmouth, N.S. on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Two RCMP officers who mistakenly fired at a man standing outside a rural Nova Scotia firehall as they searched for rampaging gunman say they still believe they reacted properly and in accordance with their training.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A fire-destroyed property registered to Gabriel Wortman at 200 Portapique Beach Road is seen in Portapique, N.S. on Friday, May 8, 2020. The inquiry investigating the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia was asked today to sort out conflicting evidence about how the RCMP responded to a woman who says she alerted police years ago to the killer's arsenal of illegal weapons.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Mass shooting inquiry: Lawyer calls for witnesses to sort out discrepancies over guns

Mass shooting inquiry: Lawyer calls for witnesses to sort out discrepancies over guns

A fire-destroyed property registered to Gabriel Wortman at 200 Portapique Beach Road is seen in Portapique, N.S. on Friday, May 8, 2020. The inquiry investigating the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia was asked today to sort out conflicting evidence about how the RCMP responded to a woman who says she alerted police years ago to the killer's arsenal of illegal weapons.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE - Authorities search area of the scene of a mass shooting with multiple deaths in Sacramento, Calif., on April 3, 2022. Prosecutors have filed murder charges in the mass shooting that rocked California’s capital city a month ago. District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said Tuesday, May 3, that three men have been charged with murder in the slayings. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Prosecutors charge 3 with murder in Sacramento mass shooting

Prosecutors charge 3 with murder in Sacramento mass shooting

FILE - Authorities search area of the scene of a mass shooting with multiple deaths in Sacramento, Calif., on April 3, 2022. Prosecutors have filed murder charges in the mass shooting that rocked California’s capital city a month ago. District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said Tuesday, May 3, that three men have been charged with murder in the slayings. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Counsel Amanda Byrd presents information about the police paraphernalia used by Gabriel Wortman, at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Halifax on Monday, April 25, 2022. A new document shows that the gunman who killed 22 people in rural Nova Scotia had been on the radar of police up to a decade before his two-day rampage in April 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Nova Scotia mass shooting gunman drew police attention 10 years before killings

Nova Scotia mass shooting gunman drew police attention 10 years before killings

Counsel Amanda Byrd presents information about the police paraphernalia used by Gabriel Wortman, at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Halifax on Monday, April 25, 2022. A new document shows that the gunman who killed 22 people in rural Nova Scotia had been on the radar of police up to a decade before his two-day rampage in April 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan