Gunman Kills 16 People Including Police Officer in Canada

The Gunman is Believed to Have Singled Out His First Victims


At least 16 people after a gunman went on a shooting rampage in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Sunday. Canadian authorities said a police officer was among those killed in the attack.

Several bodies were found inside and outside one home in the small rural town of Portapique. Bodies were also found at other locations and buildings set on fire.

The suspect, who has since been identified as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, wore a police uniform at one point during the attack. The suspect is also reported to have made his car look like an RCMP police vehicle.

The police believe the gunman may have deliberately singled out his first victims before he began shooting indiscriminately. The motive of the attack was not immediately established.

The gunman was later located and killed, RCMP Chief Superintendent Chris Leather confirmed.

The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is investigating the shooting.