Police continue to investigate multiple shooting in Nova Scotia
R-C-M-P say two guns were found at the scene of a multiple shooting that left an Afghanistan war veteran, two women and a 10-year-old girl dead in rural Nova Scotia.
Investigators say it appears a 33-year-old man shot himself, and that the three female victims died of apparent gunshot wounds, but they would not confirm that the deaths in Upper Big Tracadie were a murder-suicide.
A National Defence source identified the man as retired corporal Lionel Desmond who served with the Second Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment in C-F-B Gagetown, New Brunswick.
Relatives identified the other victims as his wife, 31-year-old Shanna Desmond, their daughter Aaliyah and his 52-year-old mother Brenda Desmond.
Neighbour and family member Catherine Hartling said Lionel Desmond had trained as a sniper and was diagnosed with P-T-S-D after returning from Afghanistan.