Elderly couple dead after shooting at Cobourg hospital, SIU investigating

A husband and wife in their 70s are dead after an incident at an Ontario hospital that ended in a police shooting late Friday night, the province's police watchdog says.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has taken over the investigation into the man's death, while the Ontario Provincial Police are probing the death of the woman.

SIU spokesperson Jason Gennaro told CBC Toronto that police in Cobourg were initially called to the Northumberland Hills Hospital emergency room for sounds of gunshots at about 11 p.m. ET.

Cobourg is about 115 kilometres east of Toronto.

When police arrived, they encountered a 70-year-old man. Two officers then fired their weapons, Gennaro said.


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