Queen Elizabeth’s Statement on Her 94th Birthday About the Nova Scotia Shooting

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This week, there was a mass shooting that killed 19 people over the weekend in Nova Scotia, Canada.

On the eve of her 94th birthday, Queen Elizabeth released a statement in the wake of the tragedy. .

“Prince Philip and I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Nova Scotia, and we send our condolences to the friends, friends and colleagues of those who have lost their lives,” the statement read. “I also pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other police services who selflessly responded to these devastating attacks, and to the emergency services who are supporting those who have been injured and affected.”

“My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nova Scotia and all Canadians at this tragic time,” the Queen’s statement concluded.

The shooting is reportedly one of Canada’s deadliest. Our hearts and prayers are going out to the families.