3 females and 1 male found deceased from gunshot wounds in Upper Big Tracadie, Nova Scotia

Upper Big Tracadie, Nova Scotia – Shortly after 6 p.m. on January 3, Guysborough RCMP officers responded to a call at a residence in Upper Big Tracadie.


Upon arrival, officers located four deceased individuals inside the residence.

Initial observations indicate that three females, ages 52, 31 and 10, and a 33-year-old male died of apparent gunshot wounds, however the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct autopsies to confirm cause of death. The male’s gunshot wounds appear to be self-inflicted. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence.

Presently two firearms have been located however a search of the scene is still ongoing. The Nova Scotia RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic situation.

The RCMP extends sincere condolences to the family and community during this difficult time.

Nova Scotia RCMP