Canada Shooting – level 2
A man, who looked like a police officer, killed 18 people in Nova Scotia, Canada. It was the worst shooting in Canadian history.
The gunman was a 51-year-old man, and he also made his car look like a police car. The man started his shooting in a small town about 60 miles north of Halifax. He killed several people in one house, which police believe was the first scene. Later, the man killed other people, and he set several houses on fire. Police think that after the first shooting, the man started to kill without a plan.
Police asked people in the area to lock their homes and stay inside. They later shot the gunman. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, told the media that he plans to make stricter gun laws.
Difficult words: gunman (a man who uses a gun to do a crime), shooting (an event when someone shoots something or someone), scene (a place where some action happens), intend (to have a plan to do something), stricter (more strong, more harsh).
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