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Death 41 years after shooting ruled a homicide

A death reported to police in February of this year has been ruled a homicide.

In February, 2017, the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service contacted investigators with the Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division to advise of the death of a 77-year-old woman that resulted from injuries she sustained in a shooting 41 years ago.

The woman was a victim of a shooting in Upper Lawrencetown on June 23, 1976. She survived her injuries and died on February 16, 2017. Based on the investigation and completion of the autopsy report, it was determined she died as a result of the injury complications sustained when shot in 1976.

At the time of the shooting, a 34-year-old man, who was the suspect in the shooting, was found deceased at abusiness in Upper Lawrencetown. Both individuals were known to each other and did not reside together. The deaths have now been ruled a homicide-suicide.

The investigation is now concluded.

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Source: Media Release

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