RCMP says three females, ages 52, 31 and 10, and a 33-year-old male died of apparent gunshot wounds at a home in Upper Big Tracadie yesterday. The Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct autopsies to confirm cause of death. The male’s gunshot wounds appear to be self-inflicted, according to an RCMP statement. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence.
Presently two firearms have been located however a search of the scene is still ongoing. The Nova Scotia RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic situation.
The RCMP has extended sincere condolences to the family and community during this difficult time.