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A Man In A Police Officer's Uniform Killed 16 People In Canada

A Man In A Police Officer's Uniform Killed 16 People In Canada

The number of people killed in a shooting in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia has increased to 17, CBC TV reported, citing the country's national police Commissioner, Brenda Lucky.

Earlier, the authorities announced 10 victims of the attack but allowed that this figure will increase.

The shooter was 51-year-old resident Gabriel Wortman, who on the evening of April 18 opened fire from his car, which he made look like a patrol car. It is also alleged that he was wearing a police uniform but is not a law enforcement officer.

The attacker was detained 12 hours later at a gas station. It was later announced that he had died.

Constable Heidi Stevenson, a mother of two and an army veteran, was killed in the shooting, and another officer was injured.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the incident a "terrible situation" and expressed his condolences over the tragedy.

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