At least 11 people were killed, including a Nova Scotia shooter


Source: Portabek (Nova Scotia) – Reuters

Canadian police reported on Sunday evening that at least 11 people were killed, including a shooter, in Nova Scotia.

Canadian media said earlier that several people, including a policeman, had been killed in Nova Scotia during a 12-hour shooting. The media did not specify the number of dead.

One of the dead was the suspected gunman, Gabriel Wortman, 51, said the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, citing sources.

Police arrested Wortman after a car chase during the day on suspicion of shooting several people.

The Canadian Royal Police said the accident occurred in the small coastal town of Portabic, about 130 km from Halifax, the provincial capital.

“This is one of the most violent and brutal acts in the history of our region,” Stephen McNeill, the region’s prime minister, told reporters, but gave no further details.

In comments to reporters in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned what he called “a terrible situation.”

Indiscriminate shooting is rare in Canada, where the laws to bear arms are more stringent than in the United States.


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