Probe Into Mass Killing in Nova Scotia Continues as Names of Victims Emerge: Investigators say a killer’s use of a mock police cruiser and an RCMP uniform almost identical to the real thinghelped him escape detection as he travelled between 16 crime scenes in a rampage that has left at least 19 dead in Nova Scotia.
Chief Supt. Chris Leather told a news conference Monday that the crime scenes include five fires where it is feared additional bodies will be found inside burned homes.
There is a manhunt underway for an active shooter in Portapique, Nova Scotia. RCMP have identified the shooter as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman. He is described as a white man, bald, 6’2-6’3 with green eyes.
The Mounties are asking residents in the area of the rural town of Portapique about 40 kilometres west of Truro to stay in their homes with doors locked and to call 911 if anyone is on their property.
RCMP tweeted, “51-year-old Gabriel Wortman is the suspect in our active shooter investigation in #Portapique. There are several victims. He is considered armed & dangerous. If you see him, call 911. DO NOT approach. He’s described as a white man, bald, 6’2-6’3 with green eyes.”
Police have not clarified the number of victims and the nature of the injury.
As the manhunt continued, Nova Scotia RCMP said, “Gabriel Wortman may be driving what appears to be an RCMP vehicle & may be wearing an RCMP uniform. There’s 1 difference btwn his car and our RCMP vehicles: the car #. The suspect’s car is 28B11, behind rear passenger window. If you see 28B11 call 911 immediately.”
#RCMPNS is responding to a firearms complaint in the #Portapique area. (Portapique Beach Rd, Bay Shore Rd and Five Houses Rd.) The public is asked to avoid the area and stay in their homes with doors locked at this time.
— RCMP, Nova Scotia (@RCMPNS) April 19, 2020
As per the latest update from RCMP, Gabriel Wortman is now driving a small silver Chevrolet Tracker travelling southbound on Hwy #102 was last seen in Milford.
The situation remains fluid and RCMP is reminding residents in the areato stay inside their homes, lock your doors and call 911 if there is anyone on your property.
Check RCMP Twitter account for the latest information.