RCMP ignored warnings about Nova Scotia shooter


The Nova Scotia shooter was reported to the RCMP years prior to the April rampage that killed 23 Nova Scotians. Gabriel Wortman was reported to the authorities for both his stash of illegal firearms and repeated domestic abuse.

After the RCMP ignored the reports of a dangerous man with illegal weapons, Brenda Forbes fled the community with her husband, concerned for their own safety. According to Forbes, Wortman beat his common law partner in his backyard, while holding her down.

"She ran to my house and said Gabriel was beating on her and she had to get away," Forbes told the Canadian Press.

It is unclear why the RCMP ignored such abuse for so long and stokes the anger of Canadians calling the Nova Scotian RCMP negligent throughout this whole tragedy.

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