At least 17 killed in worst mass shooting in recent Canadian history

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A man disguised as a police officer killed at least 17 people across Nova Scotia this weekend in one of the deadliest mass shootings in Canadian history, Canada's National Post reports.

Canadian police said the suspect set fires and shot at people while dressed as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and driving what looked like a Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser.

The 12-hour rampage ended Sunday morning in a standoff at a gas station outside Halifax when the suspect was caught by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Police confirmed in a press conference Sunday evening that he was dead.

Among those people killed was Constable Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the Nova Scotia RCMP.

The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman. According to reports, he was a denturist who collected old police cruisers and other police memorabilia.

The spree was the worst mass shooting in Canada in 30 years, surpassing the death toll of the 1989 Ecole Polytechnique massacre in Montreal.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Location of Portapique, Nova Scotia on a map
2. Suspect disguised himself as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer
3. Suspect drove what looked like an RCMP cruiser and later a silver Chevrolet SUV
4. At least 17 killed including RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson

VOICEOVER (in English):

"The suspect shot and killed at least 17 people in several locations across Nova Scotia. Several bodies were found in Portapique, a rural town about 130 kilometers north of Halifax. More bodies were found at other locations."

"The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, a denturist who collected old police cruisers and other police memorabilia."

"The spree began Saturday night. Authorities say Wortman disguised himself as a police officer at one point and drove what looked like a Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser."

"He later switched to a small silver Chevrolet Tracker SUV."

"Among the 17 people killed was Constable Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the Nova Scotia RCMP."

SOURCES: Global News, National Post, Globe and Mail, SOURCES: National Post, Globe and Mail, CTV News
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https://youtu.be/bVeJ27gtDz4
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/nova-scotia-shooting-rcmp
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