Nova Scotia shooting: gunman evaded Canada police for nearly 12 hours after killing at least 18 – CNN

Ottawa (CNN)Nova Scotia investigators are scouring for answers after a deadly rampage that began in the tiny town of Portapique on Cobequid Bay led police on a miles-long chase across the Canadian province.

When the manhunt ended about 12 hours later, the gunman had killed 18 people, officials say — including a police constable and a teacher — and left a trail of crime scenes that authorities are still working to process.
Police block the highway in Enfield on Sunday.

Another police officer was injured, police said, and in Shubenacadie, there were reports of gunshots and possibly burned-out police vehicles, according to one of CNN’s media partners.
The gunman, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, was killed in a shootout with police in Enfield, about 60 miles from the initial crime scene, said Chris Leather, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police chief superintendent and criminal operations officer in Nova Scotia.
The motive behind the shooting, one of Canada’s deadliest, is still under investigation, Leather said. Some victims, he said, “appeared not to have a relationship with the assailant shooter.”

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