Three police officers remain in hospital Wednesday following the foiled bank robbery and shooting that took place a day earlier at a bank in Saanich, B.C.
Saanich Police Chief Const. Dean Duthie said the three officers suffered life-threatening injuries and have undergone extensive surgeries.
One remains in intensive care, he added, and the other two will require additional surgeries and treatment in the coming months.
The other three officers injured in the shooting have been released from hospital and are recovering at home, Duthie added.
Officers responded Tuesday morning to the Bank of Montreal in the 3600-block of Shelbourne Street in the community north of Victoria and encountered armed suspects who opened fire.
Of the six total officers injured, three were from Saanich police and three were from the Victoria Police Department.
A third suspect may still be at large, Duthie said, but investigators do not believe there is any risk to the public.
Police confirmed explosive devices were found in a vehicle associated with the suspects and some homes and businesses in the area remain evacuated as a precaution.
Duthie said the explosives were transported to a safe location and detonated Wednesday.
Shelbourne Street between Cedar Hill Cross Road and Donnelly Avenue remained closed.