(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.
A man dressed as a police officer killed at least 16 people in Canada’s Nova Scotia province. It’s the worst mass shooting in the country for decades. pic.twitter.com/EWRI1zEXmH
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) April 20, 2020
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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