Three people are dead after multiple stabbings and the ensuing police response south of Ottawa’s core late Monday night.
Ottawa police say they were called to a residence on Anoka Street near Grasmere Crescent, just south of Heron Road, at about 10:30 p.m. for “reports of a stabbing with multiple victims.”
Two people were found dead and a third was taken to hospital with “multiple serious stab wounds,” police said in a news release Tuesday morning.
The third stabbing victim was in serious condition with injuries considered not life-threatening when they arrived at the hospital, according to paramedic spokesperson Marc-Antoine Deschamps. Police said Tuesday that the victim remains in hospital.
A fourth person died in the ensuing interaction with Ottawa police. As a result, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has invoked its mandate and is investigating.
The SIU has not yet shared any details. The independent agency investigates deaths involving police, as well as serious injuries, officers shooting a firearm at someone and allegations of sexual assault.
Deschamps of the paramedic service called the scene “complex.”
The area is about six kilometres south of Parliament Hill.