Canada Suffers Worst Mass Shooting In History

Canada Suffers Worst Mass Shooting In History

(UnitedVoice.com) – It began on Saturday night in Portapique, a small rural community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Police responded to several 911 calls. When they arrived at the first scene, multiple bodies were found in and outside a home. This scene was the beginning of the deadliest shooting in Canada’s history in 30 years.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman acted alone as he moved across northern parts of the province, committing several homicides. In total, the gunman killed 16 people, including a mother of two and a 23-year veteran police officer, Constable Heidi Stevenson. 

According to reports, the gunman was dressed as a police officer and disguised his car as a police cruiser. Authorities believe the shooter may have known his first victims and then went on a shooting rampage, randomly targeting other victims. 

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Police say the motive for this horrific shooting is still unclear as they try to solve one of the most senseless acts of violence in the country’s history. 

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