Two Police Officers in Edmonton Killed

Edmonton police say two patrol officers have been killed while responding to a call.

The force did not immediately release any details about what happened, but local media are reporting both officers were shot.

Police chief Dale McFee and other dignitaries are to make brief formal statements later Thursday.

Police say further details will be released once they’re confirmed.

Several officers, along with forensic units and command post trucks were outside an apartment complex in northwest Edmonton on Thursday morning as people were quietly leaving for work and school. One of the complexes was taped off.

The Regina Police Service sent a message via Twitter about the shootings.

Police services in Calgary, Vancouver the Greater Toronto Area and Halifax are among those expressing their condolences on Twitter.

“This is a tragic loss and one that is shared among law enforcement including our team. We are here to offer our support to (Edmonton police) as well during a devastating time,” deputy Calgary police chief Chad Tawfik wrote on Twitter.

“Condolences to the entire service, families, and friends.”

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