One of the bloodiest attacks in the history of Canada: the shooter in police uniform killed 17 people for unknown reasons

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51-year-old resident Gabriel Wartman killed at least 17 people in the province of Nova Scotia, CBC News has reported citing the police

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During the shooting killed 23-year-old female police officer Heidi Stevenson

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51-year-old resident Gabriel Wartman killed at least 17 people in the province of Nova Scotia, reports CBC News with reference to police.

The attack occurred in the small town of Portapak (100 kilometres from Halifax) on Saturday evening, April 18: in one of the houses near it and the police found a few dead. Then Wartman started to ride between the towns of Nova Scotia, killing people and burning houses. According to the AP, police reported that the suspect is armed, and urged residents not to leave their homes.

Gabriel Wartman had committed murder in the form of a canadian mounted police and moved on Chevy Tracker car resembling a police car. The police said that the attacker does not work the police. According to some, he worked as a dentist.

Authorities believe that the perpetrator intentionally chose the first victims, and then he killed random people. During the shooting killed a female police officer, Heidi Stevenson, and one of the officers was wounded. The police admitted that the dead could be more. Some of the victims, the offender was familiar.

Initially, the police arrested Wortman at the gas station in Enfield, but subsequently reported that he was killed in a shootout with police. The police are looking into whether the attack against pandemic coronavirus, but have not yet found any connection.

The head of the canadian police Brand Lucky said that the incident is not considered as a terrorist attack, and police are continuing to investigate the motives of the suspect. At the beginning of the attack he may have been a specific motive, but then his actions “became disorderly”.

The Prime Minister of Canada called the attack “appalling situation”, the head of the government of Nova Scotia Stephen McNeil said that it was “one of the most senseless acts of violence in the history of our province.”

It was the deadliest attack in canadian history, said “jellyfish”. The largest considered mass murder committed in the province of Quebec in 1989 at the Polytechnic University of Montreal. The attacker 25-year-old Marc Lepine killed 14 women and then killed himself. After this incident, Canada has revised its gun laws and mass killings become a rarity.

51-year-old Gabriel Wortman is the suspect in our investigation active shooter in #Portapique. There are several victims. He is considered armed & dangerous. If you see him, call 911. DO NOT approach. He’s described as a white man, bald, 6’2-6’3 with green eyes.

— RCMP Alberta (@RCMPNS) April 19, 2020

31 Oct 2019 five young people aged 16 to 18 years seriously injured in a shooting in Toronto, Canada. The head of the Toronto police suggested that the attack was deliberate. Just 2019, the victims of the shootings in the city were 235 people.

In June of the same year shots were fired during the parade “Toronto raptors” in honor of the victory club in the championship of the NBA. At 10 am local time, when the team with the championship trophy went to the streets of Toronto on a double-Decker open-top buses, at the intersection of Bay and albert four shots sounded, triggering an Exodus of people and a strong crush. Four people were promptly admitted to the nearest hospital c minor injuries. And in April, a man with mental problems opened fire in a Church, killing an elderly parishioner.