5 people dead after shooting in Ont., Manitoba truck part of investigation

By | September 4, 2020

Five people were found dead in a home east of Toronto after an early morning shooting, police say.

Const. George Tudos, spokesperson for the Durham Regional Police Service, said multiple callers reported hearing gunshots inside the Oshawa residence, located near the corner of Harmony Road and Parklane Avenue, around 1:20 a.m. ET.

Two of the dead are believed to be men, one is a woman, and the two others are thought to be in their early teens, Tudos said, but police are awaiting confirmation on their ages from the coroner.

Police initially reported that four people had been killed, but updated the death toll to five later in the morning.

Investigators believe the shooter is among the dead, Tudas added.

Officers also found another woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her leg and she was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Her injuries are considered serious but non-life threatening, he said.

Police are not looking for any more suspects and there is no ongoing threat to community safety, he said.

Police said they are not looking for any further suspects in the shooting. (Jeremy Cohn/CBC)

Durham’s homicide unit, as well as forensic investigators, are on scene.

Michele Heroux, a nearby neighbour who has lived in the area for nearly 30 years, said she heard up to 10 gunshots and screaming coming from the home. 

She told CBC Toronto that a couple who are both teachers lived there. The pair had four children, Heroux said, but couldn’t say whether they all still lived in the house.

A white pickup truck with Manitoba licence plates is still parked outside the residence, and Tudos said it is part of the investigation. 

Heroux said she had never seen the truck before.

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