Condolences are pouring in after a police officer was shot and killed on Manitoulin Island yesterday – an incident that also left a civilian dead. Premier Ford is among those who have voiced their grief following yesterday’s shooting, which is being investigated by the province’s police watchdog. Local politicians have also offered their sympathies. The officer, who has been identified as Constable Marc Hovingh, was responding to a call on a property in Gore Bay when the incident took place.
SIU investigating fatal shooting on Manitoulin Island, resulting in death of OPP officer and civilian. Spokesperson Monica Hudon: pic.twitter.com/SKjwea26oz
— SIU (@SIUOntario) November 19, 2020
From CTV News:
In a video posted on Twitter, the Special Investigations Unit spokesperson Monica Hudon said an individual contacted the OPP around 12:30 p.m. about an unwanted person on a property on Gore Bay. When they arrived, the OPP “encountered the man, and there was an interaction.” Hudon said one officer was shot during the incident and was pronounced dead. The man was also shot and was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Hudon said three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.
With great sadness I advise that PC Marc Hovingh, a 28 year veteran of the #OPP, has succumbed to his injuries sustained while bravely serving in the line of duty. Our hearts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this tragic time #HeroesInLife pic.twitter.com/9cVsYhUqcv
— Thomas Carrique (@OPPCommissioner) November 19, 2020
My statement on the shooting in Manitoulin Island pic.twitter.com/LHryeyZoxv
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) November 19, 2020
On behalf of @TorontoPolice I want to send sincerest condolences to @OPPCommissioner Carrique, all @OPP_News members, & family/friends of PC Marc Hovingh. Losing an officer in the line of duty is a tragic reminder of the risks police officers take every day to protect the public.
— Chief James Ramer (@jamesramertps) November 19, 2020
— Chief Peter Sloly (@OPSChiefSloly) November 19, 2020
Phot Credit: Ontario Provincial Police