Canada shooting: Gunman 'dressed in police uniform' kills officer in rampage

Canada shooting: Gunman 'dressed in police uniform' kills officer in rampage

A Canadian police officer has died and several are injured after a gunman potentially disguised as a mountie opened fire in Nova Scotia in as shooting in Canada.

The gunman may have injured up to 10 people in Novia Scotia, including at least one Mountie, in a shooting rampage before he was taken into custody after a manhunt, according to a Canadian law enforcement official.

Details about the shooting spree, which spanned several dozen miles, were still sketchy Sunday. The official did not indicate how many of the 8 to 10 suspected victims had been killed.

The Canadian law enforcement official and another law enforcement source both said at least one Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer was among the victims. The law enforcement source said the officer was deceased, along with the suspect.

Among the victims of the shooting spree that spread across part of the Atlantic Canadian province was RCMP officer Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the force with two children.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the gunman, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, who worked as a denturist, appeared at one stage to have been wearing part of a police uniform. He had also painstakingly disguised his car to look like a police cruiser.

Police added they had ended the threat posed by Wortman, in Nova Scotia, who was dead but would not confirm a report by the CTV network that the RCMP had shot him.


More to follow as it breaks.

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