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Manitoulin Island community grieving after shooting that killed officer, civilian

Ontario's police watchdog said yesterday it is investigating the shooting, which took place after the officer was called to a property in Gore Bay
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Constable Marc Hovingh. Courtesy OPP.

The mayor of Gore Bay says the Manitoulin Island community is reeling after a shooting that left a police officer and a civilian dead Thursday.

Dan Osborne, mayor of Gore Bay, says news of the incident quickly spread through the small island community yesterday.

He says it's the kind of place where everyone knows everyone, and the loss is "devastating."

Ontario's police watchdog said yesterday it is investigating the shooting, which took place after the officer was called to a property in Gore Bay.

The Special Investigations Unit said the call was related to  an "unwanted man" on the property.

It said the officer, identified as Const. Marc Hovingh, was shot dead after he arrived, while the man on the property died in hospital.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 20, 2020.

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