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5 including 3 children killed in Canada shooting rampage

Published : 25 Oct 2023, 01:41

  DF News Desk
File Photo: Xinhua.

Five people, including three children, were dead after intimate partner violence escalated into a shooting rampage at two homes in Canada, local media reported Tuesday, reported Xinhua.

According to CTV News, it started with a 911 call about someone breaking into a home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, around 10:20 p.m. Monday local time and officers found a 41-year-old person deceased with a gunshot wound at the residence.

About 10 minutes later, another 911 call came in about someone with a gun at a home about three kilometres away. When officers arrived, they found a 45-year-old with a gunshot wound. Inside the home, officers found three children, ages six, seven and 12, fatally shot along with the 44-year-old shooter, who was found deceased with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the report said.

The two incidents were connected and were the result of intimate partner violence, local police said, adding that these were not random acts of violence and there was no ongoing risk to public safety.

Sault Ste. Marie is a city located on the St. Mary's River on the Canada-U.S. border.