Parti Quebecois supporters cheer as election results are announced in Montreal, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. The separatist party won power in the French-speaking province of Quebec on Tuesday night, but another referendum to break away from Canada isn't expected any time soon after the Parti Quebecois failed to win a majority of legislative seats.
The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes, Associated Press
Parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois is whisked off stage as she delivered her victory speech in Quebec, Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012. With the win, Marois becomes the first female premier in Quebec history. Police were not immediately able to provide details but party organizers informed the crowd that there had been an explosive noise and they needed to clear the auditorium. Police say one man was arrested and two people were injured.
Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press, Associated Press
A police officer looks towards a black vehicle that has had its contents removed at a crime scene outside the Metropolis in Montreal on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. A masked gunman wearing a blue bathrobe opened fire during a midnight victory rally for Quebec's new premier, killing one person and wounding another. The new premier, Pauline Marois of the separatist Parti Quebecois, was whisked off the stage by guards while giving her speech and uninjured. It was not clear if the gunman was trying to shoot Marois, whose party favors separation for the French-speaking province from Canada. Police identified the gunman only as a 62-year-old man, and were still questioning him Wednesday morning.
The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick, Associated Press
MONTREAL — A police official has identified the man accused of opening fire and killing one person at a midnight victory rally for Quebec's new separatist premier.
The suspect's name is Richard Henry Bain from La Conception, Quebec. The police official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the suspect has not been charged yet.
Police interrogated the suspect but say his rambling statements in French and English have yielded no immediate motive for the shooting.
Quebec provincial police earlier Wednesday said a masked gunman wearing a bathrobe opened fire just outside the building where Pauline Marois of the separatist Parti Quebecois was giving her victory speech.
The gunman was heard shouting "The English are waking up!" in French as police dragged him away.