Two children are dead and one man is in custody after what police described as a “household drama” in Laval’s southwest finish Monday night.
Laval police acquired a 911 name round 6 p.m. and located the 2 children — an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old woman — inside a house on Lauzon Street in Laval’s Ste-Dorothée sector, on the island north of Montreal.
A police cruiser blocks half off Lauzon Street in Laval’s west finish on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (Marie-Michelle Lauzon/Noovo Info)
The two children had been rushed to hospital in important situation the place their deaths had been later confirmed.
Hours after the horrific discovery, Laval Mayor Stéphane Boyer provided his condolences to the household in a submit on Twitter, in which he wrote “all of Laval is in mourning.”
He added Laval cops are being mobilized to shed mild “on this untold disappointment.”
A 46-year-old man was additionally hospitalized in important situation and is now in police custody in hospital. Police didn’t disclose the connection between the person and the 2 youngsters.
He is predicted to fulfill with investigators as quickly as his well being situation improves.
“We want to give our dearest sympathies to the households for his or her loss,” mentioned Const. Erika Landry, a spokesperson for Laval police, throughout an replace for the media on the scene Monday night.
The children’s mom was taken to hospital to be handled for shock, Noovo Info reported.
A resident who lives on Lauzon Street instructed CTV News he noticed a heavy police presence on his avenue Monday night. He additionally mentioned he noticed paramedics attempting to resuscitate a affected person inside an ambulance earlier than the car left the scene.
“The police response was fairly speedy,” the person mentioned.
Laval police reply to a house on Lauzon Street on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Three folks, together with two children, handled on the scene had been rushed to hospital in important situation, paramedics say. (Marie-Michelle Lauzon/Noovo Info)
Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade additionally provided her condolences to the victims’ household on Monday, writing on Twitter that she was “wishing all of the energy in the world to the household and family members of this tragedy.”
Investigators had been on scene late Monday evening and have arrange a command submit because the investigation continues.
With recordsdata from CTV Montreal’s Kelly Greig