Two police officers dead after shooting at home in Innisfil, Ont.

Two police officers dead after shooting at home in Innisfil, Ont.

Police north of Toronto say two officers are dead after they were shot while responding to a disturbance call on Tuesday night.

South Simcoe Police Service say the shooting happened at a home in the town of Innisfil, Ont., just before 8 p.m.

Police say both officers were taken to a nearby hospital, where one officer died.

They say the second officer later died after he was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre in critical condition.

Ontario’s police watchdog agency, the Special Investigations Unit, has been called in to investigate.

Investigators say the suspect in the case is also dead.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said he was “heartbroken” to learn two officers were killed in the line of duty.

“We are praying for the officers’ families and all the police officers who put their lives on the line to protect our communities,” he said in a statement Wednesday.

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police said it was devastated as it mourns the loss of the two officers.

“Our sorrow deepens,” the association tweeted.

South Simcoe acting police chief John Van Dyke is expected to hold a news conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

It is the second fatal shooting of an officer in a month. Toronto police Const. Andrew Hong was killed on Sept. 12 while on break at a Tim Hortons in Mississauga, Ont.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 12, 2022.