Family of Travis Porteous 'in disbelief' after fatal Almonte, Ont., shooting
Porteous shot ex-partner, killed her father, sources say
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."
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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.