1 dead, 1 in custody after shooting in Burlington

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Woman dead, man in custody following a fatal shooting in north Burlington
WATCH: Halton Regional Police are investigating the region’s first homicide of 2019. As Erica Vella reports, a woman was found dead inside a Burlington home and police say a man is in custody – Aug 21, 2019

Halton Regional Police say a woman has died and a male is in custody after a shooting in Burlington Wednesday afternoon.

Officers said in a statement that emergency crews were called to a home on Number 2 Side Road, near Mount Nemo in the city’s north end, just after 3 p.m. with reports of a shooting.

Police said a man was taken into custody shortly after officers from the uniform, canine and tactical units arrived at the home. The woman was found inside the house with “traumatic injuries” and wasn’t able to be resuscitated.

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Investigators said it’s believed the victim and the accused are known to each other and that there is “no known, ongoing, related threat to public safety.”

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Officers said the incident is being treated as a homicide. Police said the woman’s death marks the first homicide of 2019 in Halton region.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-825-4776 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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