Two Edmonton police were killed while responding to a domestic call in the city’s northwest Thursday morning.
CBC News has confirmed the officers were shot while responding to a domestic call, and that a third person is dead.
Edmonton police say the officers were killed early Thursday.
“The Edmonton Police Service is mourning the loss of two of its patrol officers who were killed in the line of duty, while responding to a call earlier today,” Edmonton police spokesperson Scott Pattison said in a statement.
Edmonton police have not released any details on the identity of the officers killed or the circumstances of the shooting but information is expected to be released later today. .
An Edmonton police news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. MT at police headquarters. EPS Chief Dale McFee is expected to speak at the news conference.
Police remain at the scene in the residential area of Inglewood.
Much of the police presence is concentrated around the Baywood Apartments at 114th Avenue and 132nd Street, where several streets remained blocked to public access.
In a statement to social media, Michael Gendron, a spokesperson for the Canadian Police Association, said members’ hearts are broken.
“Sending our most sincere condolences, and our prayers to all who are mourning the loss of friends and colleagues today, and especially to their families at this tragic time,” Gendron wrote.