Family of Travis Porteous 'in disbelief' after fatal Almonte, Ont., shooting

The family of a man identified as the gunman in a fatal shooting last week has issued a statement saying they're "in disbelief."

Porteous shot ex-partner, killed her father, sources say

The family of Travis Porteous, 33, say they're "in disbelief" after Porteous shot and wounded his ex-partner, killed her father, and then turned his gun on himself. (Porteous family)

The family of Travis Porteous, whom sources have identified as the gunman in a fatal shooting in Almonte, Ont., last week, say they're "in disbelief" over what happened.

Porteous, 33, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died after a Feb. 11 shooting inside the home of Bernard Cameron, a 65-year-old retired school teacher and Mississippi Mills town councillor.

Cameron was killed in the shooting, and his 28-year-old daughter Sarah — Porteous's former partner — was also shot.

Sarah Cameron's lawyer told CBC News on Friday that she was "recovering well" after surgery and would likely be in hospital for "another week or so."

Bernard Cameron, left, was shot to death Thursday by the man his daughter Sarah Cameron, right, had been involved with. Sarah Cameron was seriously injured but was in stable condition in hospital Friday morning. (Lois Siegel Productions/Facebook)

In a statement issued Saturday evening, Porteous's family described him as a man from a "hardworking tight-knit middle-class family" who was licensed as a plumber and loved boating, fishing, and his children.

"We are in disbelief of the tragic event that unfolded on Feb. 11," the statement read.

The family also issued their "deepest sympathy" to the Camerons in their statement.

The family also said they would not be making any further comments.