A gunman disguised a policeman has killed at least 16 people, including a female police officer, in what is believed to be Canada’s worst mass shooting.
BBC reports that the 12-hour rampage started late on Saturday and ended with a car chase.
Police said the suspect shot people at different locations in Nova Scotia, many of them randomly. He was killed in a confrontation with police.
He was reported to have been driving what looked like a police car.
Police began receiving calls about shots being fired at a home in Portapique about 22:00 local time (01:00 GMT on Sunday).
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers arrived to find “several casualties” inside and outside the home, but did not find the suspect.
The alleged attacker, who was later identified by Nova Scotia police tweets as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, owned two large properties in the village.