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Canada shooting rampage kills at least 16 including policewoman; deadliest such attack in country's history
https://www.foxnews.com/world/canada-police-active-shooting-probe

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A horrific shooting rampage Sunday in Nova Scotia, Canada, killed at least 16 people including a policewoman, investigators said, in the deadliest attack of its kind inside that country in history.

The lone gunman, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, was also dead. He had "moved across the northern part of the province and committed what appears to be several homicides," Royal Canadian Mounted Police [RCMP] Chief Superintendent Chris Leather said.

A possible motive was unclear; police said many of his victims did not know the killer. At one point, he apparently disguised himself as a police officer, investigators added. Several bodies turned up inside and outside a home in the town of Portapique, what police called the first crime scene.

At least 16 people killed in Portapique. The killer is among the killed, who is Gabriel Wortman.

This would make it Canada's deadliest mass shooting. The deadliest is the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre in Montreal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/École_Polytechnique_massacre
« Last Edit: April 19, 2020, 09:47:36 PM by Ptarmigan »
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Interesting, I am hearing he was dressed as a policeman. I do hope this dies not start a trend.

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Nova Scotia shooter 'may have been a RCMP undercover agent' after he withdrew $475,000 in cash at a Brink's office - something normal bank customers cannot do - days before he killed 22 in 13-hour rampage
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8444549/Nova-Scotia-shooter-RCMP-agent-withdrew-475-000-cash-Brinks-office.html

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The gunman who killed 22 people in the worst mass shooting in Canadian history may have been an informant or agent for the national police force, sources say.   

New video obtained by news magazine Maclean's allegedly shows Gabriel Wortman, 51, withdrawing $475,000 in cash from a Brink's office a few weeks before his deadly 13-hour rampage across several small towns in Nova Scotia in April. 

Law enforcement sources say that the massive withdrawal matched the method the Royal Canadian Mounted Police uses to send money to confidential informants and agents - and would not have been possible for a regular citizen.

Shades of Stephen Paddock.
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