Quebec day care shooting: Two men dead, children safe
GATINEAU, Quebec (AP) - A man fatally shot another man then killed himself at a day-care centre in Quebec on Friday, prompting authorities to evacuate the children as terror-stricken parents and guardians to scramble to retrieve their kids.
Gatineau Police Chief Mario Haren said all 53 children were safe and unharmed, and police would not say whether any of them had witnessed the killings.
Mr Haren said police received a call about an armed man with a shotgun threatening people. They arrived to find the man dead with a shotgun beside him and a second, unidentified employee of the day care, also dead. He said the shooting seems to be related to a recent separation between a couple.
"We have two deceased. One of the males is responsible for this shooting. The other male works at this day-care centre," Haren said. "Right now we're investigating that this was related to a recent separation between a couple."