Canada police arrest suspected gunman, say there have been several victims

Canada police arrest suspected gunman, say there have been several victims

OTTAWA: Police within the Atlantic Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Sunday arrested a 51-year-old gunman who they mentioned was suspected of shootings that had resulted in a number of victims.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police mentioned the shootings occurred within the small coastal city of Portapique, about 130 km north (80 miles) of the provincial capital Halifax.

“Gabriel Wortman, the suspect in energetic shooter investigation, is now in custody,” the pressure mentioned in a tweet. It gave no particulars and didn’t say whether or not the victims had been injured or killed.

Police initially mentioned Wortman was driving what gave the impression to be a police automobile and was sporting a police uniform however later reported he was on the wheel of a Chevrolet sports activities utility car in Milford, about 80 km additional south of Portapique.

Mass shootings are comparatively uncommon in Canada, which has tighter gun management legal guidelines than the US.

In August 2018, a person within the neighbouring province of New Brunswick shot useless 4 individuals, together with two cops, in an condo advanced.

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