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Two adults, four children found dead in Canada

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Police are treating the deaths of four children and two adults at a house in Ottawa as homicides

Two adults, four children found dead in Canada

Officers were responding to an emergency call placed at approximately 22:52 local time (03:52 GMT) on Wednesday when they found the six people.

The property is located in a suburb about 17km (10 miles) south-west of the Canadian capital.

In a statement, Ottawa police said one arrest had been made.

Police said at least one person had been taken to hospital in the Ottawa area with serious but not life-threatening injuries,

“This is a tragic and complex investigation, and investigative teams remain on Berrigan Drive,” the police said in a statement. They added that there was no threat to public safety.

Local news reports that there were police cars parked outside the house in the Barrhaven district.

Identities of those who died have not been released. It is not known if the adults and children were related.

Ottawa’s mayor called the multiple homicide event “one of the most shocking incidents of violence in our city’s history”.

“We are proud to live in a safe community but this news is distressing to all Ottawa residents,” Mark Sutcliffe wrote in a post on X, previously known as Twitter.

“Thank you to our emergency responders who are investigating and supporting those who are affected by this terrible event,” he added.