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A Gunman in Nova Scotia Goes on Rampage & Kills 16 in Canada's Deadliest Mass Shooting in History

Nova Scotia police is investigating the shooting of a gunman who may have been disguised as a police officer and went on a 12-hour killing spree that left 16 people dead in a small town.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) began a manhunt for the fleeing suspect on Saturday night, after several hours of evasions and crime spree, there was a confrontation between the police and the suspect, and the gunman was killed in a shootout by the police on Sunday.

51 year old Gabriel Wortman was identified as the suspect and was confirmed dead by the RCMP Chief Superintendent Chris Leather.

Leather said the motive of one of Canada's deadliest mass shooting is still under investigation.

Trouble started when police were first called to a property around 10:30pm on Saturday night, when police arrived at the scene, they discovered several casualties inside and outside of the house.

Police told the public on Twitter the gunman may have been wearing a RCMP uniform and driving a car that appears to be police vehicle but they clarified that he was not employed by the RCMP.

Canada's Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said Sunday was a truly heartbreaking day in Canada. 'Tragedies like today are horrific and should never happen, I know the people of Nova Scotia will band together to heal and mourn those who were lost. All Canadians will stand with them'.

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