Shooting spree leaves 16 dead in Canada

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A gunman dressed as a police officer went on a shooting spree across Nova Scotia in Canada on Sunday leaving 16 people dead.

This is being seen as Canada’s deadliest attack ever since a shooting spree that took place in 1989.

The 51-years-old gunman, identified as Gabriel Wortman by the police, also set houses on fire and randomly shot at people across the province.

Several bodies were recovered from inside and outside a home in Portapique, a small rural town located about 100 kms from Halifax. Bodies were also recovered from other parts of the province.

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One of his victims was identified as Constable Heidi Stevenson, a veteran of the Police force.

The Police initially said that he was apprehended at a gas station in Enfield. However, later the police said that he was dead.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said:

“As a country, in moments like these, we come together to support one another. Together we will mourn with the families of the victims, and help them get through this difficult time”

Unlike neighbouring US, Canada has implemented strict gun laws after the 1989 incident and it is now mandatory to undergo training, psychological evaluation and criminal antecedent verification before being permitted to possess a gun of any kind.

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