Death toll from Nova Scotia killing spree rises to 19

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The RCMP says a weekend killing rampage in Nova Scotia has now claimed at least 19 lives and the toll is expected to rise. Chief Insp. Chris Leather says investigators are continuing to piece together one of Canada’s deadliest mass killings at 16 crime scenes in central and northern Nova Scotia. He says five of the crime scenes involve burned-out buildings, and they expect more bodies to be found inside. Leather says some of the victims were know to the killer while others who were targeted did not know him. Among those killed was RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year member of the force and mother of two. A male officer suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police said Sunday night the suspected shooter, 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, was killed after being intercepted by officers in Enfield, N.S.