We leaned a few weeks ago that the Nova Scotia shooter’s father reported him, his violence & his illegal guns to the RCMP. Now we find out that his former neighbour called the Mounties on him, his violence & illegal guns. NOTHING DONE.
A former neighbour of the gunman behind last month’s mass shooting in Nova Scotia says she reported his domestic violence and cache of firearms to the RCMP years ago and ended up leaving the community herself due to fears of his violence.
Brenda Forbes said that in the summer of 2013, she told police about reports that Gabriel Wortman had held down and beaten his common law spouse behind one of the properties he owned in Portapique, a coastal community west of Truro.
“If you tell them that he may have illegal weapons, should you not go and check it out?” she asked.
Her husband, who also served in the Canadian Forces, recalled being shown their neighbour’s weapons cache.
“He knew I had weapons, being in the military, so he was always one of those guys who had to show others that whatever they had, he had something better,” George Forbes said. Wortman showed him firearms, including pistols and a rifle, in the garage, he said.
“We reported that to the police also,” he said. Police have said the gunman didn’t have a licence for his weapons