17 Killed Including RCMP Mountie in Worst Mass Shooting in Canada
At least 17 people are dead, including an RCMP officer, in one of the most senseless acts of violence in Canadian history. Melissa Nakhavoly with the details of the horrific ordeal that ended with the suspect shot dead.
RCMP say at least 17 people are dead, including one of their officers, after a man who at one point wore a police uniform and drove a mock-up cruiser went on a rampage across northern Nova Scotia in one of the deadliest rampages in Canadian history.
Police said Sunday night the suspected shooter, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, was killed after being intercepted by officers in Enfield, N.S.
Const. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year member of the force and mother of two, was identified as the officer killed. A male officer suffered non-life threatening injuries. Lisa McCully, a teacher at Debert Elementary, was also killed in the attack, according to a news release from the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
“Our hearts are heavy with grief and sadness today as we have lost one of our own,” said Brian Sauve, president of the union representing RCMP officers.
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