Several people were injured on Tuesday afternoon in a shooting that broke out at a bank in Saanich, a suburb of the capital Victoria, British Columbia.
Saanich police say they responded to a shooting at a bank on Shelbourne Street, corner of Pear Street.
Graphic warning: Witness video shows officers exchanging gunfire with armed suspects in Saanich. Latest here: https://t.co/EZgIeLIcc1 pic.twitter.com/8rDprajgG1
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According to her, several citizens were injured, but the number and severity of their injuries were not specified in the report. 'immediate.
The police arrested two suspects on the spot, but searched a wide area in search of a possible third accomplice. Saanich police have also asked residents of the surrounding area to stay at home until further notice.
In addition, some of the businesses and homes surrounding the bank have been evacuated due to of the presence of a possible explosive device on the spot, mentioned the police.
Officers are evacuating homes & businesses within a close proximity to the scene of the incident – a bank at the intersection of Shelbourne St & Pear St (3600-blk Shelbourne St) – due to the presence of a potential explosive device. Please continue to avoid the area. #yyj
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