The man who fatally shot 16 people during a bloody rampage in Nova Scotia was 51-year-old denture-maker Gabriel Wortman, reports said Sunday.
Wortman went on a shooting spree in several towns while dressed as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and driving a mocked-up RCMP vehicle, according to CBC.
“The fact that this individual had a uniform and a police car at his disposal certainly speaks to it not being a random act,” RCMP Chief Supt. Chris Leather said.
Wortman, who is listed as a denturist, was tracked down by police at a gas station. He later died. The cause of Wortman’s death was not revealed.
Authorities originally placed the death toll at 10, saying it would likely rise, before updating it to 16, marking the deadliest mass shooting on Canadian soil.