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N.S. shooting court documents: Judges to consider release of more details
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N.S. shooting court documents: Judges to consider release of more details

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Jul 2020, 11:16 am

Ottawa/IBNS: A judge and Crown prosecutors representing The Royal Canadian Mounted Police might start questioning investigators who are investigating the Nova Scotia shootings, media reports said.

In the days that followed, investigators sought approval to search for evidence on the gunman's properties in Portapique, N.S., and Dartmouth, N.S., as well as vehicles and electronic devices. Justices of the Peace agreed to seal the applications, as well as the documents related to what RCMP were searching and what they found, reports CBC.

In a closed hearing today, a judge and Crown prosecutors representing the RCMP are expected to begin questioning investigators involved in the Nova Scotia shootings as part of CBC's application to unseal search warrants in the case, the Canadian news channel reported.

The shooting incident in Nova Scotia in April had left 23 people dead.

The shooting is the deadliest firearms-induced tragedy in Canadian history and has reignited calls for tighter gun control in the country. 

Weeks after the country's worst mass shooting by a gunman in Nova Scotia claiming 22 lives, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced the ban of over 1,500 models and variants of assault-style firearms.

These models represent nine categories of firearms and two types identified by characteristic. Some of their components are also prohibited.

The newly prohibited firearms and components cannot be legally used, sold, or imported, he said.

“Because of gun violence, people are dying, families are grieving, and communities are suffering. It must end. Assault-style firearms designed for military use have no place in Canada. By removing them from our streets, we will limit the devastating effects of gun-related violence and help make our country safer,” he had said.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)