A suspected gunman thought to be dressed as a law enforcement officer has been captured just after quite a few people today were shot in Nova Scotia, Canadian police say.
Law enforcement have not verified the number of injuries or whether or not anybody has died.
People in the rural city of Portapique had been suggested to lock by themselves indoors or shelter in basements though the male was at significant.
Police stated the suspect had been driving what appeared to be a police car before changing to yet another car.
They say they ended up initially alerted to an incident involving firearms late on Saturday.
Tweets by Nova Scotia police recognized the alleged attacker as 51-calendar year-outdated Gabriel Wortman.
He was not utilized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police but “may be carrying a RCMP uniform”, they mentioned.
“There is certainly one particular distinction among his vehicle and our Royal Canadian Mounted Law enforcement cars: the car or truck # [registration plate]. The suspect’s auto is 28B11, behind rear passenger window. If you see 28B11 get in touch with 911 quickly,” they tweeted on Sunday.
The gunman later on modified cars and trucks to push a “small silver Chevrolet SUV”, police extra.
Mass shootings are rather unusual in Canada where by gun ownership legal guidelines are stricter than in the neighbouring United States.
In 2019 two fugitive teenagers confessed to killing a few individuals, including an Australian-US few on holiday break, in northern British Columbia.