The shooting near the city of Halifax is thought to be Canada worst act of mass murder in three decades. Nova Scotia authorities have begun investigating the shooting of a gunman who may have been disguised as a police officer and went on 12 HOUR RAMPAGE that left 16 people dead in a small town.
At least 16 people have been killed in a mass shooting in Nova Scotia – the deadliest such attack in Canada’s history.
The suspected gunman, Gabriel Wortman, a 51-year-old denturist, was dressed as a police officer and had disguised his car to look like a police vehicle. People were shot in their homes and properties set on fire. Police have not yet provided a motive for the attack, but have said the case is not being investigated as terrorism.
POLITICIANS RESPOND TO THE SHOOTING RAMPAGE IN CANADA !!
Stephen McNeil, the premier of Nova Scotia, called the shooting spree “one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province’s history.”
“I never imagined when I went to bed last night that I would wake up to the horrific news that an active shooter was on the loose in Nova Scotia,” McNeil said.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted “our hearts go out to everyone affected by the shooting,” adding “we’re keeping all of you in our thoughts.”
“To the Portapique community, we’re keeping all of you in our thoughts. And on behalf of all Canadians, I want you to know that we’re here for you – and we’ll be here for you in the days and weeks ahead,” he said.
Canada’s Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Sunday was “a truly heartbreaking day in Canada.”Tragedies like today are horrific and should never happen,” Blair said. “I know the people of Nova Scotia will band together to heal and mourn those who were lost. All Canadians will stand with them.”