Monday, January 30, 2023

“In excess” of ten people, including RCMP officer, killed in Nova Scotia shooting spree

Nova Scotia RCMP says “in excess” of ten people have been killed, including a police officer, in a shooting spree in the province.

Police say the 12-hour rampage began Saturday evening and lasted into Sunday morning in several different locations across northern Nova Scotia.

Constable Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the force, was killed Sunday morning and another officer is recovering in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, died in an exchange with police at a gas station located about 35 kilometres from Halifax.

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RCMP say they can’t say exactly how many victims are involved because some scenes involved in the investigation have yet to be searched.

Police were first called out to a situation involving a man with a firearm Saturday night and they say at one point the suspect was dressed in what appeared to be an RCMP uniform and drove what looked like an RCMP vehicle.

A motivation for the shooting has yet to be determined, according to RCMP, and it’s not known if COVID-19 played a role in what happened.

Police say they are in the early stages of what will be a very detailed

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