Canada Shooting: A gunman who dressed as a policeman killed at least 16 people, including a female police officer, in the province of Nova Scotia, Canadian police say.
Residents in the rural town of Portapique had been advised to lock themselves indoors after the attack began on Saturday.
The 12-hour rampage ended in a car chase. The attacker is also dead.
Police Constable (RCMP) Heidi Stevenson among those killed:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable (RCMP) Heidi Stevenson, who had served in the force for 23 years, was among those killed.
“Heidi answered the call of duty and lost her life while protecting those she served,” Nova Scotia RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman said in a Facebook post.
“Two children have lost their mother and a husband his wife. Parents lost their daughter and countless others lost an incredible friend and colleague,” Mr Bergerman said.
Canada Shooting Suspect was wearing Police uniform:
According to the Police, he was not employed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police but “may be wearing a RCMP uniform“, they said.
“There’s one difference between his car and our Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicles: the car # [registration plate]. The suspect’s car is 28B11, behind rear passenger window. If you see 28B11 call 911 immediately,” they tweeted on Sunday.
The gunman later changed cars to drive a “small silver Chevrolet SUV”, police added.
The police provided no details about how the suspected gunman died.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described it as “a terrible situation” and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil told reporters “this is one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province’s history.“