A Gunman – disguised as policeman, on Sunday, killed 16 people in Nova Scotia – Canada, the worst mass shooting in the country since 1989.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the gunman, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, who worked as a denturist, is responsible for a series of shootings that began in Portapique – a small town about 60 miles north of Halifax. The gunman was dressed as a police officer and had disguised his car to look like a police vehicle.
The 51- year-old gunman, died shortly after being apprehended at an Enfield gas station Sunday morning.
Among those killed, was Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a mother of two. Another officer was also injured in the incident.
However, police has yet established no link between the shooter and those killed. No apparent motive has yet been declared by the police.
It is pertinent to keep in mind that mass shootings are rare in Canada due to strict gun laws. A Canadian citizen must go through a detailed procedure that include registration, risk assessment, background checks, training etc. to own a firearm.
The last mass shooting in Canada occurred on August 18, 2018, when Matthew Raymond opened fire, killing two municipal officers and two civilians. He was charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
In January 2017, Alexandre
Bissonnette – a far right extremist opened fire and killed six people at Quebec