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OPP officer and civilian dead after shooting on Manitoulin Island

BY The Canadian Press, Nov 19, 2020 3:24 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

File - A police barricade is set up outside Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, July 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

An Ontario Provincial Police officer died Thursday after being shot in the line of duty on Manitoulin Island in an incident that left a second officer injured.

Const. Marc Hovingh had been a member of the service for 28 years, OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique said in a tweet.

"Our hearts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this tragic time," Carrique wrote.

Hovingh was shot and killed while conducting a wellness check on Thursday, a spokesman for the Ontario Provincial Police Association said.

Scott Mills said the officer worked out of the force's Little Current detachment.

Premier Doug Ford noted that a second officer was also shot in the incident.

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