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The Police Department of Sault-Sainte-Marie was called to the scene starting at 10:20 p.m. Monday evening.
The Sault Ste. Marie Police Department is investigating following the discovery of five people dead and one injured in two residences in the region overnight Monday to Tuesday.
The Police Department says the five people were shot to death, including three children aged 6 to 12, a 41-year-old as well as the shooter, aged 44 years.
Police say he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A 45-year-old person was also found injured at a second home.
It is indicated that the two shootings, which took place successively on Tancred and Second Line East streets, are connected and are considered cases of violence marital.
However, the Police Department considers that these were acts of targeted violence and that there is therefore no risk to the community.
Our community is once again facing tragic and unnecessary loss of life.< /p>A quote from Hugh Stevenson, Chief of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department
The investigation continues. Police are still at the scene where the victims were found.
The Algoma District English Public School Board shared a written statement from its director of education, Lucia Reece.
She indicates that support resources are offered at Boreal French Immersion and Superior Heights schools .
Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Matthew Shoemaker reacted to the event.
There are no words that can adequately describe such a loss. This is an unspeakable tragedy and I offer my condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims, he said in a press release.
It's unimaginable, said the MLA for Sault Ste. Marie, Ross Romano, at a press briefing at Queen's Park. (Editor's note: The name of the constituency is spelled differently from that of the city in French.)
He claimed to have exchanged messages with the chief of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, and that he will be in communication with him again later, adding that for the moment, the police must concentrate on their investigation.
The news from Sault Ste. Marie is heartbreaking, Ontario Premier Doug Ford wrote on X (formerly Twitter). All of Ontario mourns this tragedy.
The interim leader of the Ontario Liberal Party, John Fraser, also reacted on These are tragic and senseless losses of life […]. I share my condolences with the families.