July 16, 2006

Two Canadian Mounties die from gunshot wounds

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Two Royal Canadian Mounted Police
members shot during an investigation earlier this month in
Saskatchewan have died, the police said on Sunday.

Constables Marc Bourdages, 26, and Robin Cameron, 29, of
the Mounties' Spiritwood, Saskatchewan detachment died as a
result of severe head wounds from a shooting incident on
Friday, July 7, police said.

The two Mounties were wounded on July 7 near the community
of Spiritwood as police investigated what appeared to be a
family dispute. Police are conducting an intense search for
their prime suspect in the shooting, but he remained at large
on Sunday.

Bourdages, originally from Saint Eustache, Quebec, was
married to an RCMP officer and was the father of a 9-month-old
boy. He died early on Sunday morning.

Cameron, a member of the Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation
at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, was a single mother to an
11-year-old girl. She died late on Saturday.

The Mounties said the force was making preparations for
regimental funerals.

In March 2005, four RCMP officers were shot to death on an
Alberta farm in a shootout. The gunman was later found dead
inside a storage shed.