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August 10, 2022
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Police at Canada mass shooting nearly fired on wrong man in chaotic response

RCMP officers chased man whose brother had just been killed into woodland during shooter’s rampage at Portapique, Nova Scotia

Police responding to one of Canada’s worst mass shootings nearly shot the wrong man, officers have said during a public inquiry examining the attack and authorities’ chaotic response.

Testifying on Monday at a public inquiry into the 2020 attack in the town of Portapique, Nova Scotia, which left 22 dead, three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers said the scene resembled a “war zone” and that they were unprepared for the number of casualties.

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