Police today responded to reports of a “stabbing” at a home in a leafy suburb of Scarborough, in Toronto, Canada.
Officers attending the scene said two people had suffered “crossbow or crossbow bolt injuries”.
Paramedics confirmed one man and two women were pronounced dead at the scene.
One male has been taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Footage taken from a local news team’s helicopter showed what appeared to be bloodstains in the backgarden of the home cordened off by cops.
Constable David Hopkinson of the Toronto police told CP24: “Officers arrived on the scene and discovered two people suffering what we believe to be crossbow or crossbow bolt injuries.”
The streets surrounding the home are on lockdown and a 35-year-old man is said to be in custody.
“Officers arrived on the scene and discovered two people suffering what we believe to be crossbow or crossbow bolt injuries.”
Constable David Hopkinson
Police say the man who called 911 was killed in the incident.
Investigators said a crossbow and other items that could have been used in the incident were found nearby the home.
Resident Jerome Cruz told CTV News Channel that he heard someone screaming for several minutes before everything went silent.
Cruz, who described the incident as “shocking”, said: “Generally it is a very quiet neighbourhood, we are very happy to live here.”
According to CTV News, at least two victims were hit by a crossbow bolt in the rear garage of a house.
Two victims were discovered in the garage, while one was found in the driveway.
Hopkinson added “we don’t know what happened yet” and stressed it “this could have been an accident”.
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