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Five found dead after shooting in Oshawa home in Canada..

05/09/2020

Delhi, Sept 05 (HS) Five people have been found dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide at a home in a city near Toronto, Canada.

Police received numerous reports of gunshots coming from the home in Oshawa, and heard more gunshots when they arrived on the scene.

When they entered the house, they found five people dead, including the suspect and two minors.

One woman, aged 50, was found alive but injured with a gunshot wound. She was taken to hospital and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police found a "chaotic scene" inside, Constable George Tudos said. "You can just imagine," he added.

In a press release, police said that those who died were known to each other and that they believe the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot. Police are avoiding using the term murder-suicide at this stage, Mr Tudos said, because homicide detectives have yet to declare it a murder. No other suspects are sought at this time. "We're not saying too much because we're still at the early stages of the investigation," Mr Tudos said.

Neighbours told local media a family of two adults and four children lived there. Carol Gibson, who lives down the street, described the family as "very caring". "They were a family that cared for each other quite a bit," she said. "If they weren't playing baseball, hockey or shooting hoops on the driveway, they were out raking leaves and they did it as a family. A very caring family."

Gun violence has been a growing concern in Canada, especially after a number of high-profile shootings - in 2017, at a mosque in Quebec, in 2018 on a commercial street in Toronto and most recently, in a rampage across the province of Nova Scotia that became the deadliest shooting in Canada's history.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced a long-promised ban on assault-style weapons in May, a few weeks after the Nova Scotia massacre, where 22 people were killed, plus the gunman.

Police have not said what kind of weapon the suspect in Oshawa had.


Hindusthan Samachar 


 
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