Local councillor and 2nd man dead, woman seriously injured in shooting near Ottawa
A town councillor and a second man are dead and the councillor’s daughter seriously injured after a shooting at the politician’s home in a small community outside Ottawa.
Provincial police said they responded to a call around 7:30 a.m. Thursday at a home in Almonte, in the town of Mississippi Mills, Ont.
Local Mayor Shaun McLaughlin said Councillor Bernard Cameron, 65, had been killed and his 28-year-old daughter gravely injured.
The woman was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition, police said.
“This tragedy hits us all. We still live in a small town. Bernard is part of our extended family,” McLaughlin said in a statement.
A 33-year-old man also suffered life-threatening injuries and has died in hospital, police said Thursday night.
His name has not been released.
McLaughlin said Cameron has been a popular figure in Almonte for decades and, as a former high school teacher, “he was known to generations of students.”
“As a volunteer, he added value and experience to many community organizations,” McLaughlin noted. “He will be sorely missed.”
Lanark County OPP Const. David Bird told Global News earlier Thursday there was no risk to public safety and police are not looking for a suspect.
“It’s an ongoing investigation,” Bird said. “The criminal investigation bureau is also involved now.”
Anyone with information is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
With files from The Canadian Press.
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