The RCMP says that there are “several” crime scenes dozens of miles apart. The first shootings happened at the Portapique home, and the final showdown happened in Enfield, about 60 miles away. The gunman may have been wearing a RCMP uniform and driving a car that appeared to be a police vehicle, say police.
When police finally caught up with Wortman in Enfield, a shootout ensued and he was killed. The Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team took over the investigation into Wortman’s death, to ensure that the shooting was justified, CNN reports.
The rampage was among the country’s worst mass killings in recent history.
“Countless families are in mourning today,” the RCMP wrote in their press release. “Each person who lost their life had family and friends and they too will need support.”
“The impact of this incident will extend from one end of this province to the other. As Nova Scotians, we have to do what we are known for. And come together in times of need and support one another.”
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