A shooter who drove a false up police car killed 16 individuals in an Atlantic Canada shooting rage, federal police stated Sunday, the most pessimistic scenario of its sort in Canadian history.
The shooter, distinguished as Gabriel Wortman, 51, was shot dead by officials following a 12-hour manhunt in Nova Scotia region finished Sunday morning.
Among the casualties was a veteran female constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which likewise handles city and common law authorization in the region.
Police said the suspect had been on the run since Saturday night when officials were made aware of shots discharged in the town of Portapique, around 100 kilometers from Halifax.
Firearm violence in Canada is far less continuous than in the neighboring United States, and weapons strictly controlled in Canada also, yet the killings were the nation’s most noticeably terrible ever, surpassing the cost in 1989 when a shooter killed 14 female students at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique.
RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki as said police knows about at any rate 16 casualties, other than the shooter.
A few casualties were found both outside and inside a house in Portapique, starting the manhunt through multiple communities, police stated.
The suspect appeared as a police officer of being wearing a piece of a police uniform and was driving a vehicle made to resemble an RCMP cruiser.