Mass-shooting deaths in Canada rise to 22, Police reported that 22 people were killed after a gunman went on rampage in Novia Scotia in Canada’s deadliest attack to date over the weekend.
The alleged gunman, 51-year-old denturist Gabriel Wortman, was disguised as a police officer and had camouflaged his vehicle to look like a police car.
Police said Wortman had murdered people in many locations around the rural town of Portapique for more than 12 hours and he had not named any of his victims. Citizens were shot in their homes and properties and set on fire. On Monday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed they had recovered bodies from some of the fire sites.
A police spokesman reported 22 people as well as the gunman were killed in the attack. Officials also warned that when investigators comb through homes destroyed by the fires, the number of casualties will almost certainly increase.
Officers spread across 16 places in central and northern Nova Scotia including the area where the 12-hour assault started late on Saturday on Portapique Beach Road, where suspect Wortman lived.
Also, on Tuesday, concerns arose about why not give a public emergency alert as the attack proceeded. Given police carrying updates to the attack on Twitter, there were no warnings that would automatically show up on cell phones.
Wortman was detained Sunday at a gas station by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Later the police confirmed he’d died. ‘He wore a police uniform and made his car look like a Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser allowing him to drive around Portapique within a 30-mile (50 km) radius, where the rampage began’ police said.
Among those killed was a policeman, residents were warned about locking their doors in the neighborhood and hiding in their basements as the attacks unfolded.
Unlike the rest of the world, the town had been following government advice to stay at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, and when the attack started most of the victims were inside their homes..
Many bodies on Portapique Beach Road were found inside and outside one home, police said.
Remains have also been identified at other locations in Nova Scotia and police suspect that the gunman may have targeted his first victims but then continued the assault by shooting randomly while he was driving around.
According to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Chief Brenda Lucki, Wortman, who is believed to have been acting alone, was not well known to police.
She said that investigators are also investigating the scenes of the crime to decide what weapons were used.
The shooting was described by Nova Scotia’s premier Stephen McNeil as “one of the most senseless acts of violence in the history of our province”
He added: “I never dreamed that I would wake up to the horrible news that an active shooter was on the loose in Nova Scotia when I went to bed last night.” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “My heart goes out to all those affected in what is a terrible situation.”
This is the deadliest shooting since a gunman murdered 14 people in Quebec in 1989, a disaster that led to Canada’s gun laws being overhauled.
Singapore just made history by discriminalising gay sex Singapore will finally discriminalise s*x between men,its prime minister announced yesterday. But legalising same sex-marriage is not on the cards, as the government wants to enshrine a ban within its Constitution. Singapore will not allow same-s*x marriages even as it moves to repeal a law that criminalizes […]
QUANDO RONDO HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN SHOT IN GEORGIA. Tyquian Terrel Bowman, also known by his stage name Quando Rondo, is an American rapper. He is signed to YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s Never Broke Again and Atlantic Records. He is signed to YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s Never Broke Again and Atlantic Records. He initially gained attention […]
Litvinenko was assassinated for calling Putin a pedophile Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko was a British-naturalised Russian defector and former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service who specialised in tackling organized crime. A prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, he advised British intelligence and coined the term “mafia state”. This prominent Russian dissident was assassinated […]
Myanmar military government carries out first executions in decades The Myanmar military is the largest branch of the Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) of Myanmar (Burma) and has the primary responsibility of conducting land-based military operations. The Myanmar Army maintains the second largest active force in Southeast Asia after the People’s Army of Vietnam. The Myanmar Army […]
Khloe kardashian and Tristan Thompson are expecting second child via surrogacy Khloé Alexandra Kardashian is an American media personality, socialite, and model. Since 2007, she has starred with her family in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Its success has led to the creation of spin-offs, including Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami […]
Zendaya is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an American actress and singer. She has received various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual list in 2022. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Zendaya began her […]
Elizabeth Olsen Confirms She Eloped Robbie Arnett Elizabeth Chase Olsen (born February 16, 1989) is an American actress. Born in Sherman Oaks, California, Olsen began acting at age four. She starred in her debut film role in the thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene in 2011, for which she was acclaimed and nominated for a Critics’ […]
Cardi B’s new single featuring kanye West and Lil Durk is here Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper and songwriter. She is known for her aggressive flow and candid lyrics. Born and raised in New York City, she became an internet celebrity by achieving popularity on Vine and Instagram. […]
A mother was fatally shot in the head while pushing a stroller on upper East side A 20-year-old woman was fatally shot on Wednesday night by a hooded gunman while she was pushing her 3-month-old child in a stroller on the Upper East Side, officials said. Another bleak episode in a wave of gun violence […]
Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell is a British former socialite and convicted sex offender. She was found guilty in 2021 of child sex trafficking and other offences in connection with the financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison on 28 […]
Protest break out in US after Supreme court overturns Roe V. Wade Roe v. Wade, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States generally protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion. The decision, which struck down many U.S. […]
Rapper Lil Tjay is undergoing emergency surgery after being shot Tione Jayden Merritt, known professionally as Lil Tjay, is an American rapper and singer. He rose to prominence in 2018 with his song “Resume,” and signed to Columbia Records later that year. His stage name is derived from the first letter of his first name […]
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.