Trudeau, Poilievre, Singh react to Bourget shooting
An early morning shooting just east of Ottawa on Thursday killed an Ontario police officer and wounded two others, prompting reactions from federal leaders.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was “horrible news”, adding that he would “deeply extend his deepest condolences” to the families, friends and colleagues of the police officers who died in the line of duty.
Prime Minister: ‘I’m always thinking about the two injured police officers’ added in a social media post.
The shooting took place in the village of Bourget, a small community 50 kilometers east of downtown Ottawa. The OPP said the three police officers were called to the disturbance at the residence and were shot dead after arriving at the scene. One person was detained and three officers were taken to an Ottawa hospital.
Sergeant, one of the OPP officers. Eric Muller has since passed away, confirmed OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrick. The other two are still in the hospital. The flag at Rockland City Hall is currently at half-mast, according to Clarence Rockland Mayor Mario Zans.
“We join the family of the OPP officer who was killed in the line of duty early this morning in our mourning and condolences to the two other officers who were shot and are currently hospitalized.” Post Conservative Leaders Pierre Poivre. “Most of us never know how much risk police officers take when they say goodbye to their families each day and go to work. We never take their sacrifices for granted. it won’t.”
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh said in a social media post He said he was sending his “deepest condolences” to the sergeant’s family, colleagues and loved ones. Muller.
“I hope the other two injured officers recover quickly,” Singh said.
And more to come…
With files from Michael Woods of CTV News Ottawa