Officer Killed, RCMP Release Information on Nova Scotia Shooting Rampage

The RCMP in Nova Scotia held a press conference providing some information on a shooting rampage in the province that began on Saturday night.

Constable Heidi Stevenson is the RCMP Officer that was killed. Constable Stevenson leaves behind two children and a husband. She was a 23-year veteran of the force.

Another Officer has what are described as non-life-threatening injuries. The officer's name was not released.

The suspect, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, died in custody, the incident has been referred to the S.I.R.T..

At some point in the hours-long rampage, Wortman had a police uniform and a mock-up of an RCMP cruiser.

At least 10 people are dead. RCMP does not know the exact number at this point. People were killed in several locations.

When officers arrived at the first scene in Portapique, there were several casualties inside and outside.

The Emergency Response Team, Canine Unit, and other police agencies assisted in the operation.

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