Two dead including police officer killed in 'ambush' and three injured after gunman goes on rampage in Ontario | The Sun

TWO people including a police officer have been killed after a gunman opened fire in two locations in Ontario.

The suspect also left three people injured before he was tracked down and shot dead by police.

Authorities issued an emergency alert to phones saying they were investigating an active shooter following two shootings in Mississauga and Milton in Canada.

Toronto Police Chief James Ramer said Constable Andrew Hong, 48,was shot at close range while on lunch break.

He was participating in a joint training exercise with Peel and York regional police.

The dad who was a 22-year veteran of the force is survived by his wife and two children.


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Peel Region Police Chief Nishan Duraiappa said: "While on lunch break he was shot in an unprovoked, and may I say in an ambush attack."

Another person was left seriously injured in the same incident and is currently being treated.

Duraiappa said the armed suspect then fled the scene in a black Jeep Cherokee.

Shortly afterwards in Milton, police received information of a shooting that resulted in one death and two others being wounded.

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He said the suspect then fled the scene and died after a police interaction at a cemetery in Hamilton, Ontario.

Police did not identify the deceased suspect.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford tweeted: "Like all Ontarians, I'm horrified by today's senseless violence, including the killing of a Toronto police officer.

"I'm so grateful to law enforcement for bringing this situation to an end. May justice for those killed and injured be swift."

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Toronto Mayor John Tory said in a statement: "Today, we are sadly reminded of the danger our officers face on a daily basis as they work to keep us all safe.

"In the days ahead, I know Toronto residents will join me in supporting the Hong family and our entire policing community as they come together to mourn."

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