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A suspect in an active shooter investigation was arrested Sunday at a gas station in Nova Scotia after a shooting rampage in the Canadian province left "multiple victims," police said.

Police didn't immediately say how many victims there were, or the nature of their injuries.

A man identified by police as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at the Enfield, Nova Scotia, gas station, northwest of downtown Halifax.

By late morning, there were half a dozen police vehicles at the scene. Yellow police tape surrounded the gas pumps, and a large silver-colored SUV was being investigated by police.

Witnesses saw a body lying at the gas station. Police did not immediately comment on the identity.

The incident started in the small, rural town of Portapique, with police advising residents to lock their homes and stay in their basements.

Several building fires were reported by residents as well, but police didn't immediately confirm details.

"I never imagined when I went to bed last night that I would wake up to the horrific news that an active shooter was on the loose in Nova Scotia," Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.

"This is one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province's history," he said.

He said it was an additional "heavy burden" amid efforts to contain the new coronavirus, and that police will announce further details later.

Police stated earlier Sunday the suspect was driving a car that looked like a police vehicle and wearing a police uniform, but later said he was "believed to be driving a small, silver Chevrolet SUV," travelling southbound on a highway. They said he is not an RCMP employee or officer.

Cpl. Lisa Croteau, a spokeswoman with the provincial force, said police received a call about "a person with firearms" at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday and the investigation "evolved into an active shooting investigation."

"My heart goes out to everyone affected in what is a terrible situation," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

Christine Mills, a resident of the town, said it had been a frightening night for the small town, with armed officers patrolling the streets. In the morning, helicopters flew overhead searching for the suspect.

"I feel better now to know he's in custody,″ Mills said. "It's nerve-wracking because you don't know if somebody has lost their mind and is going to beat in your front door."

Tom Taggart, a lawmaker who represents the Portapique area in the Municipality of Colchester, said the quiet community has been shaken.

"This is just an absolutely wonderful, peaceful quiet community and the idea that this could happen in our community is unbelievable," Taggart said by phone from his home in Bass River, near the lockdown area.

RCMP Cpl. Lisa Croteau confirmed a tweet saying there are "multiple victims" but could not provide a number or say whether any people had been killed.

The RCMP posted an update on Twitter just after 10:15 a.m., warning that the male suspect was in the Debert and Central Oslow area and may be dressed as a police officer in a vehicle resembling a police car.

A Gabriel Wortman is listed as a denturist in Dartmouth, according to the Denturist Society of Nova Scotia website. A suspect photo issued by the RCMP matches video footage of a man being interviewed about dentures by CTV Atlantic in 2014.

Mills also said that Wortman was known locally as a denturist who divided his time between a residence in Halifax and a residence in Portapique.

Taggart said he didn't know Wortman well, but spoke to him a few times when he telephoned about municipal issues.

Taggart described knowing Wortman's "lovely big home" on Portapique Beach Road. He said Wortman owned a few other properties and was believed to divide his time between Portapique and his business in Dartmouth.




 

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I suspect we will start seeing more of these actions as the nazis keep folks locked up in their homes with no seemingly end in sight, especially in this country.
Thoughts and prayers to the victims.
 

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But, but, but, this news cast most be fake news, after all, in Canada, gun laws are very strong and designed to prevent cases like this. Or could it be that guns laws do not work? Nah!
 

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The story i read on AOL said the shooter was dead along with a police woman and at least 10 others.
 

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So, according to what we've been told, a well off guy went on a shooting rampage, for absolutely no evident reason, and there were a bunch of people and cops, and the shooter, all killed, and there were some related fires. The perpetrator may or may not have been dressed as an police officer.
Well, folks wouldn't be cowering in their homes, if they were suitably armed.
And Ppique may be a "wonderful town" but this story doesn't motivate me to pack up, and move there, that's for sure.

This story sounds fishily incomplete, to say the least. What aren't they telling us ?
 

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no mention of the firearm.......
gp100, glock, AR15, Remington 1858, savage 311..........?

i am interested just what sort of firearm was used under said restrictions.......
 
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In the wake of a deadly shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his administration is moving ahead with stricter gun laws.

Authorities have not said what kind of weapons the gunman used.

"In regards to gun control, we took very serious commitments in the election campaign and have moved forward -- and are moving forward on them -- to ensure that we're strengthening gun control in this country," Trudeau told reporters Monday, according to CNN media partner CTV News.

Trudeau said while campaigning last year that he wanted to ban assault-style weapons across Canada and set up a buyback program for all military-grade weapons that had been legally purchased.
Legislation was about to be introduced when Parliament was suspended over the coronavirus pandemic, Trudeau said.


In-depth background checks, gun-owner licensing, firearm and ammunition storage requirements, and a myriad of other Canadian gun controls proved impotent to prevent the shooting spree in Nova Scotia that killed at least 16 innocents.
 

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In the wake of a deadly shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his administration is moving ahead with stricter gun laws.

Authorities have not said what kind of weapons the gunman used.

"In regards to gun control, we took very serious commitments in the election campaign and have moved forward -- and are moving forward on them -- to ensure that we're strengthening gun control in this country," Trudeau told reporters Monday, according to CNN media partner CTV News.

Trudeau said while campaigning last year that he wanted to ban assault-style weapons across Canada and set up a buyback program for all military-grade weapons that had been legally purchased.
Legislation was about to be introduced when Parliament was suspended over the coronavirus pandemic, Trudeau said.


In-depth background checks, gun-owner licensing, firearm and ammunition storage requirements, and a myriad of other Canadian gun controls proved impotent to prevent the shooting spree in Nova Scotia that killed at least 16 innocents.
It isn't about controlling guns, it is about controlling people, and when your message is socialism/communism, the only way to get folks to fall in line is to disarm them. Their big gun control push from a few years ago where they spent over a billion CDN, was a total failure; why would he think trying the same thing again will get different results?
 

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I am Canadian, as well as, a U.S. citizen. Served 33 years in the U.S. military. My mother is Canadian and grew-up in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia. I spent many summers in NS. A great time except for the black and deer flies. Needless to say, I prefer the U.S. over Canada for the vary reason of the U.S. Constitution and hence the 2A. Canadians are lovely people and these events are not commonplace. There are many Canadians who oppose additional gun control and conservative in their political views. My grandfather is likely rolling over in his grave. My uncle who is 92 is a staunch conservative. Hence, my own political views.

The Canadian populous has been duped by the pretty boy PM Trudeau. I feel for this Canadians who had no chance whatsoever to defend themselves from this lunatic. The difficulty of firearm procurement (you have to be a glutton for punishment and patient) and the calculation he would not be confronted by an armed citizen “enabled” him to perpetrate this crime (my opinion). A coward IMHO.

Whether we get a detailed explanation and a motive will be telling. Chances are there won’t be, but more gun control is a given. Pretty boy Trudeau “feel good” gun control won’t work and all of us on this forum know this all too well. Science, facts, data are ignored in favor of PC.


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"The Canadian populous has been duped by the pretty boy PM Trudeau."

There is a solution to Canada's dilemma, simply vote the SOB out of power. Yes I know it is easier said than done, but, as long as the majority of Canada's people keep voting for those extreme left politicians,their problems will continue.

In other words, they have the goverment they wanted.
 

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near as i can tell they are still not identifying what weapons was used......just a call to ban all semi-automatics in Canada......that is interesting. i figured it it was anything remotely semi auto or high capacity, they would had named the weapon for political points......the silence means the style of weapon or capacity was not the problem.....but an excuse to ban semi autos.....
as far as we know it could had been BP revolvers or 22 single actions.....
 
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