Last weekend, a man went on a shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, Canada, killing at least 16 people, including one police officer. This is the worst active shooter incident in Canadian history.

The active-shooter incident began in the late hours of Saturday.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has identified Gabriel Wortman, aged 51, as the perpetrator. He had disguised himself as a police officer and even drove a near-replica of an RCMP car during his attack.

The shooter appears to have specifically selected his first victims but then went on a complete rampage shooting random people on sight. The RCMP found the first victims inside and outside of a house in the town of Portapique, which is located about 60 miles north of Halifax, the provincial capital of Nova Scotia.

After a manhunt, that took several hours, the shooter was killed by law enforcement officers outside a gas station approximately 25 miles south of Halifax.

The vehicle used by the shooter. RCMP warned people to avoid it if they saw that particular identification number. For many, however, it was already too late (Image courtesy of RCMP).

“I never imagined when I went to bed last night that I would wake up to the horrific news that an active shooter was on the loose in Nova Scotia,” said Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil. “This is one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province’s history.”