Teen allegedly shoots mom, kills two cops in west Canada
TORONTO (AP) — A 16-year-old wounded his mother with a firearm and then killed two police officers before taking his own life in western Canada early Thursday, officials told The Associated Press.
A police official and a senior government official said the male suspect shot and wounded his mother in Edmonton, Alberta. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as each was not authorised to speak publicly on the matter.
Earlier, Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee said the two officers were fatally shot when they arrived at an apartment building on a domestic dispute call around 12:47 a.m.
He said there was no indication the officers were able to return fire.
McFee said other officers sent to the apartment then found the young man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He had said the shooter and woman were related without saying how or giving the suspect's age.
The chief said the woman was in a life-threatening condition when taken to a hospital but was later listed in serious but stable condition.
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