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Gunman kills 16 in rampage, deadliest in Canadian history

Posted at 3:43 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 22:29:47-04

ENFIELD, Nova Scotia — Canadian police say 16 people are dead plus the suspect after a shooting rampage across the province of Nova Scotia.

It was the deadliest shooting in Canadian history.

The suspect was identified as Gabriel Wortman, and authorities said he disguised himself as a police officer at one point and made his car look like a Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser.

He was arrested by the RCMP Sunday in a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia. Police later said he had died.

RCMP spokesman Daniel Brien confirmed that 16 people have been killed in addition to the shooter.