Canada shooting: Gunman 'dressed as policeman' kills several



ENFIELD, Nova Scotia — A 51-year-old man went on a shooting rampage across the northern part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia Sunday, killing at least 10 people, including a policewoman. Officials said the suspected shooter was also dead.



The suspect was identified as Gabriel Wortman, who was found by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia, northwest of downtown Halifax.

In excess of ten people in multiple locations were killed by the shooter in Canadian province of Nova Scotia, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said. One of the officers has also lost his life.

RCMP warned that there might be more victims as they were still conducting investigation.

Const. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year-member of the RCMP and a mother of two, was killed responding to the active shooter incident, Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman  said. Another RCMP officer was injure is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The gunman, identified by police as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, went on a shooting spree in rural area near the town of  Portapique late on Saturday.

The incident started in the small, rural town of Portapique, with police advising residents to lock their homes and stay in their basements.

Several building fires were reported by residents as well, but police didn’t immediately confirm details.

“This is one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province’s history,” said Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.

He said it was an additional “heavy burden” amid efforts to contain the new coronavirus, and that police will announce further details later.

Police stated earlier Sunday the suspect was driving a car that looked like a police vehicle and wearing a police uniform, but later said he was “believed to be driving a small, silver Chevrolet SUV,” traveling southbound on a highway. They said he is not an RCMP employee or officer.

Cpl. Lisa Croteau, a spokeswoman with the provincial force, said police received a call about “a person with firearms” at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and the investigation “evolved into an active shooting investigation.”

“My heart goes out to everyone affected in what is a terrible situation,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

Christine Mills, a resident of the town, said it had been a frightening night for the small town, with armed officers patrolling the streets. In the morning, helicopters flew overhead searching for the suspect.

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