Six dead, including four children, in Ottawa mass shooting; one suspect arrested

Police is yet to confirm the identity of the deceased

Ottawa mass shooting An Ottawa Police Service officer stands near a door smeared in blood after four children and two adults were found dead inside a neighbouring house in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven, Ontario, Canada | Reuters

In a tragic incident, Canadian police has found four children and two adults dead at a house in Ottawa. An emergency call led the police to the house on Wednesday. According to officials, a suspect has been arrested.

Ottawa police chief Eric Stubbs described the incident as a "mass shooting".

Police also added that a male suspect had been arrested.

"This is a tragic and complex investigation," the force said in a statement early on Thursday.

At least one person had been taken to the hospital with serious injuries, said the officials.

The force said in a statement that it is a "tragic and complex investigation."

Chief Stubbs called the incident a "real tragedy" that would continue to have a "significant" impact on the whole city.

"Obviously, it's a horrific scene," he said during an early morning interview with CTV News.

The police is trying to find the relationship between the suspect and the victims.

However, police is yet to confirm the identity of the deceased.

Police said investigative teams remain at the site and asked anyone with information to contact the homicide unit.

Taking to X, Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe called the news distressing for all of the city's residents.

“I was devastated to learn of the multiple homicide in Barrhaven, one of the most shocking incidents of violence in our city's history,” said Sutcliffe in a post on X. 


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