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16 killed in Canada's deadliest shooting

April 20, 2020 09:04 IST
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At least 16 people were killed in a shooting rampage in Canada's Nova Scotia on Sunday, police said.

IMAGE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police members pack up after the shooting in Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada. Photograph: John Morris/Reuters

Officials said the suspected shooter was also dead.

Brian Sauve, President of National Police Federation Union, said a police officer was among those killed in a shooting and another was injured.

 

Police identified the man believed to be the shooter as Gabriel Wortman, 51, who was thought to live part-time in Portapique.

Authorities said he wore a police uniform at one point and made his car look like a Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser.

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

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