Nova Scotia shooting: ex-neighbours say they warned police about gunman

Former neighbours of the gunman who killed 22 people in Canada’s worst shooting have said they warned police he was violent and had a collection of illegal firearms – but that little action was taken by authorities.

Nearly one month ago, Gabriel Wortman went on a shooting spree in rural Nova Scotia – the deadliest in the country’s history – before he was shot dead by police.

In the weeks since the attack, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have started interviewing with friends, family and colleagues of the gunman to better understand his actions – a technique known as a “psychological autopsy”.

Brenda Forbes, a former neighbour of the gunman, told the Canadian Press that his violence was known – and feared – in the community.

In 2013, Wortman’s then partner…

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