Heidi Stevenson Wiki – Heidi Stevenson Biography
Heidi Stevenson was a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who was killed in deadly shooting in Nova Scotia on Sunday. Heidi was a married woman and the mother of two. She was killed during a mass shooting in Nova Scotia on Sunday. The suspected shooter, Gabriel Wortman, died on Sunday at the Enfield, N.S. gas station, located northwest of downtown Halifax.
Nova Scotia Shooting VIctims
In addition to Stevenson, the RCMP reported there are at least 10 other deceased victims following the incident which started in Portapique Saturday night and ended in Enfield following a car chase on Sunday afternoon.
Police have not said exactly how many people were killed or wounded during the 12-hour incident, but numerous buildings and vehicles caught fire during the pursuit of the suspect. Authorities said the killings occurred in multiple locations across the northern part of the province of Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Shooting Suspect
Police do not believe anyone else was involved in the shootings aside from the deceased suspect, Wortman, 51, and they are not looking for additional suspects. An additional officer was injured during the shooting but is expected to recover from non-life threatening injuries, as reported by Alexander Quon of Global Halifax.
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National Police Federation president Brian Sauve put out the following statement following Stevenson’s death: “Our hearts are heavy with grief and sadness today as we have lost one of our own. Our thoughts go out to our member’s family and friends. Our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the Members involved in the manhunt and the timely resolution to this violent attack. Your efforts and selflessness in this situation are heroic, invaluable and have kept others in the community safe.”
During a press conference on Sunday, Premier Stephen McNeil called the mass shooting “one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province’s history.”
“I never imagined when I went to bed last night that I would wake up to the horrific news that an active shooter was on the loose in Nova Scotia,” McNeil said. “Words cannot console the families affected by what has transpired over the last 24 hours. We’re all in shock that such a thing could happen here in Nova Scotia, and there’s a heavy burden to bear on top of COVID-19. But now more than ever we must stay strong together.”
Ontario premiere Doug Jones shared on Twitter, “My heart goes out to the families of the victims who lost their lives in the incomprehensible events in Nova Scotia. Among them was Const. Heidi Stevenson, who fell in the line of duty. We wish their loved ones strength during this difficult time.”
Our thoughts and hearts are with everyone impacted by the senseless shooting in Nova Scotia that saw multiple lives tragically taken, including Const. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year-member of the RCMP.
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Our deepest condolences to the family of RCMP Cst. Heidi Stevenson. R.I.P Cst. Stevenson 🙏🙏🙏🙏😥
RCMP in Ontario
We mourn the loss of Constable Heidi Stevenson, who died in the line of duty. Sending heartfelt condolences to our colleagues in Nova Scotia, and deep sympathy to her family and friends. #HeroesInLife #RCMPNS ^JT
My heart is home in Nova Scotia. Families and communities are broken and, right now, we can’t wrap our arms around them.
I’ll never know a heart capable of love stronger than a Nova Scotian’s. That love suddenly isn’t enough, but it’s how we’ll start.
Mass Shooting in Nova Scotia All Victims
Two police officers were shot, and one, RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, was killed. The other officer is expected to survive. Three other victims who were killed, Lisa Mccully, Jamie Blair, and Greg Blair, have also been identified by members of their families. The other victims have not been named yet. Authorities said they are still working to determine exactly how many people were killed and how many were injured during the rampage. Investigators are also working to figure out the motive for the attacks. This article will be updated below to include the names, photos and stories of the victims as they are identified.
The shootings stretched across the province of Nova Scotia, beginning in Portapique, where the gunman lived, and ending at a gas station in Enfield. The man identified by police as the lone shooter worked as a denturist in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and was a New Brunswick native. He was dressed in an imitation RCMP uniform and driving a vehicle made to look like an RCMP cruiser, according to police.
RCMP Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman told reporters at a Sunday press conference, “Today is a devastating day for Nova Scotia and it will remain etched in the minds of many for years to come. What has unfolded overnight and into this morning is incomprehensible and many families are experiencing the loss of a loved one. That includes our own RCMP family.” She added, “As Nova Scotians, we have to do what we are known for and come together in a time of need and support each other.” Bergerman said, “The impact of this incident will extend from one end of the province to the other.”
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil said in a statement, “I never imagined when I went to bed last night that I would wake up to the horrific news that an active shooter was on the loose in Nova Scotia. This is one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province’s history. Words cannot console the families affected by what has transpired over the last 24 hours.”
These are the victims of the Nova Scotia shootings who have been identified so far: