Brampton Courthouse Shooting: Police Officer Shot, Gunman Dead In Ontario, Canada

Brampton Courthouse
The A. Grenville & William Davis Courthouse, Ontario Court of Justice, in Brampton, Ontario.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m. EDT: Ontario's Special Investigtions Unit will be probing the Brampton courthouse shooting, the agency said on its website Friday afternoon. The SIU, citing preliminary information, said the shooting occurred around 11 a.m. Friday when the gunman opened fire on a Peel Regional Police officer. The agency then said there was "an interaction inolving [Peel police] officers and the man" and that "during the interaction a [police officer] discharged his firearm and the man was stuck and had been pronounced dead."

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1886 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1886. Witnesses to the shooting can fill out this form detailing their recollections of the incident.

UPDATE 12:09 p.m. EDT: The gunman was killed, according to the Brampton Guardian. The police officer was shot in the stomach, the paper said.

UPDATE 11:53 a.m. EST: The police officer was wounded in the courthouse shooting, according to the Toronto Star. The gunman was also shot, the paper said. One person was taken to the hospital with injuries.

UPDATE 11:51 a.m. EDT: An officer was involved in the shooting at the Brampton courthouse, but it's unclear whether they were shot, according to CHCH reporter Melissa Bagnoli, who cited Peel police.

Original story:

Authorities are investigating reports of shots fired Friday at the Brampton courthouse in Ontario, Canada.

Patrick White, a reporter for the Toronto Globe and Mail, said “numerous shots” were fired inside the courthouse, according to the Peel Regional Police.

According to the breaking news Twitter account @PzFeed, a gunman has barricaded himself inside a courtroom inside the Brampton Court House. The account said there were reports of at least two people wounded in the incident.

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