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Quebec’s independent investigation bureau looking into Montreal shooting that killed 2, injured 1

Police are shown at the scene of a shooting in Montreal, Saturday, October 2, 2020. Quebec's police watchdog says two women are dead and one man injured after a shooting in Montreal. The Independent Investigations Bureau (BEI) says a man shot and killed two women Saturday afternoon.
Police are shown at the scene of a shooting in Montreal, Saturday, October 2, 2020. Quebec's police watchdog says two women are dead and one man injured after a shooting in Montreal. The Independent Investigations Bureau (BEI) says a man shot and killed two women Saturday afternoon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec’s independent investigation bureau (BEI) is investigation a shooting in Montreal on Saturday that left two people dead and one injured.

The BEI says that, according to the police report, Montreal police were called at 12:18 p.m. for shots fired on Ontario Street in the city’s east end.

The report states that the male suspect shot and killed two women and when police arrived he shot at officers. This led to officers shooting the suspect, police say.

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Authorities say the man was transported to hospital and his life is not in danger. The BEI would not provide any further information about the event nor the two women who were shot dead.

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Six investigators for the independent investigation bureau have been assigned to look into the details of the incident.

Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officers will support the BEI in their investigation with the aid of two forensic technicians.

The bureau is asking anyone who may have witnessed the event to contact them here.

Quebec’s independent investigation bureau investigates all cases where a person other than an officer on duty dies or is injured by police during an intervention.