OTTAWA, Apr 20: More than 10 people, including a police officer, were killed and several others were wounded in Portapique, Nova Scotia province of Canada on Sunday, after a gunman went on a 12-hour shooting rampage across Nova Scotia in the worst act of mass murder the country has seen in 30 years, The Guardian reported on Monday.
According to the police the dead included a police officer. They identified the gunman as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, had also died after shooting people in several locations across the province. They said they were still trying to establish a final death toll. Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil called the incident "one of the most senseless acts of violence" in the province's history. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences. "My heart goes out to everyone affected in what is a terrible situation. I want to thank the police for their hard work and people for cooperating with authorities." Authorities have said that the suspected gunman disguised himself as a police officer in uniform at one point and mocked up a car to make it seem like a police cruiser. He was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia, northwest of downtown Halifax. Police later announced that he had died. Officials would not confirm a report that Wortman had been shot and killed by the RCMP. (UNI)