The rampage on April 19 has now become one of the deadliest mass shootings in Canadian history. The RCMP has confirmed that at least 17 people were killed by the gunman in Nova Scotia, including a police officer and an elementary school teacher. The 51-year-old gunman has also died.\nThis article contains content that might not be suitable for some readers. This article includes details of a mass shooting.\nOn Monday morning, some details about the victims were released following the shooting spree that took place over 12 hours on Saturday night and Sunday morning.\nAccording to police, this includes RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, who was killed on Sunday morning. Stevenson had been an officer for 23 years and was a mother of two.\nThe Nova Scotia Teachers Union confirmed that Lisa McCully, a teacher at Debert Elementary, was also killed in the attack.\nNo further details about the victims have been released.\nThe shooting spree began on Saturday night when Nova Scotia RCMP officers responded to a firearms complaint in the small town of Portapique.\nThe shooter was killed after being intercepted by officers in Enfield, Nova Scotia.\nWhat followed has now become one of the deadliest killing sprees in Canadian history.\nStatement from Nova Scotia RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman\n\nToday is a devastating day for...Posted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia on Sunday, April 19, 2020\nIn a statement on Sunday evening, Nova Scotia RCMP Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman wrote, “Today is a devastating day for Nova Scotia and it will remain etched in the minds of many, for years to come.”\nBergerman continued, “What has unfolded overnight and into this morning is incomprehensible and many families are experiencing the loss of a loved one.”\n51-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. pic.twitter.com/Y2nJNULlkn— RCMP, Nova Scotia (@RCMPNS) April 19, 2020\nThroughout Saturday night and Sunday morning, the RCMP provided updates about the unfolding situation in Nova Scotia.\nTheir notices initially urged Portapique locals to hide in their basement and to avoid approaching the suspect as he was considered to be extremely dangerous.\nOn Sunday morning, it was confirmed that the shooter was dressed like a police officer, and was driving an RCMP lookalike vehicle.\n"The fact that this individual had a uniform and a police car at his disposal certainly speaks to it not being a random act," CMP Chief Supt. Chris Leather explained.\nAt 11:40 a.m., police confirmed that they had the shooter in custody, but didn't provide any further details at that time.\nGabriel Wortman, suspect in active shooter investigation, is now in custody. More information will be released when available. Thank you for your cooperation and support. #Colchester— RCMP, Nova Scotia (@RCMPNS) April 19, 2020\nWith at least 17 people dead, this shooting has now surpassed the 14 victims killed in the 1989 Polytechnique massacre in Montreal.\nIt has now become one of the worst mass shootings in Canada’s history.\n*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.\nIf you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or mental health concerns, please reach out to a trusted peer, parent or health care professional. You can also contact a local helpline which is available 24 hours a day to talk. Or click here, for additional resources.\nIf you need immediate assistance please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital.\nSupport is available.