Elizabeth McMillan, Kayla Hounsell · CBC News · Posted: Apr 23, 2020 7:30 PM AT
First responders encountered the woman in the Portapique, N.S., area, sources confirmed to CBC News. It's unclear if she was injured and to what extent, but she survived. It's also unclear whether she managed to escape or if someone else found her.
On Wednesday, RCMP said there were no victims in hospital.
RCMP did not hold a news briefing on Thursday.
Through several sources, CBC News has learned new details about what happened during the 13-hour manhunt for Gabriel Wortman, who police say killed 22 people.
When the gunman pulled into the Irving Big Stop gas station to fill up, emergency response team police officers and a canine officer were already there refuelling an unmarked vehicle.
It was one of those officers who shot and killed the gunman, according to sources.
Police have said they killed the 51-year-old gunman at the gas station in Enfield, N.S., at 11:26 a.m. AT on Sunday.
At the time, police were advising on Twitter that he was driving a silver Chevrolet Tracker in the Milford, N.S., area.
But by that point, the suspected shooter was actually driving a Mazda 3 owned by one of his victims, Gina Goulet, who lived in nearby Shubenacadie, N.S.
It was also in Shubenacadie that the gunman shot Const. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year RCMP veteran.