It’s one of the most senseless acts of violence in Canada’s recent history. 17 people have been killed at the hands of a lone gunman. The horrific ordeal ended in the suspect shot dead. Today is a devastating day for Nova Scotia and it will remain etched in the minds of many for years to come. Unspeakable violence that lasted 12hours and span through several rural communities, it started as a firearms complaint late Saturday night in a small community of Porter Peck along the Bay of Fundy about an hour and a half outside of Halifax. Investigators say the 911 calls led them to the residence in Porter peck. When police arrived at the scene members located several casualties inside and outside of the home. At least 17 people gunned down at multiple locations including RCMP constable Heidi Stephenson, a 20-year veteran of the force killed while responding to the active shooter call.
“Earlier this afternoon I met with Heidi’s family and there are no words to describe their pain, two children have lost their mother and a husband has lost his wife parents have lost their daughter and countless others lost an incredible friend and colleague” , said the Police Head. The gunman who led officers on an overnight manhunt has been identified as 51 year old Gabriel Wortman. He was killed in a confrontation with police but not before leading police through multiple communities with a number of structures lit on fire along the way. In a bizarre twist Mounties had warned the gunman may have been impersonating an officer, saying he might be driving a look alike RCMP vehicle and wearing a uniform. During the manhunt residents were urged to stay inside their homes and lock their doors as officers swarmed in on the hunt for Wortman described as armed and dangerous and on the run. It’s a shock this stuff’s not supposed to happen in rural Colchester County or Nova Scotia. It’s hard to describe it really is hard to describe , it’s hard to imagine the CANADA Shooting with 17 People Killed. The more than 12 hour ordeal eventually came to an end at a gas station in Enfield about 35 kilometers from downtown Halifax.
“My hearts go out to everyone affected in what is a terrible situation”, said prime minister Justin Trudeau. He thanked RCMP members involved in the chase for resolving the attack. He further said, “ I want to thank the police for their hard work and people for cooperating with authorities”. RCMP say they’re still bracing to find more victims as a numerous crime scenes are still being searched officials say it appears the victims had no connection to the shooter
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