Two women killed, third wounded in eastern Ontario shooting, suspect arrested

Two women were shot dead and a third critically injured Friday at a family home in the small eastern Ontario community of Mountain View, south of Belleville.

A man identified by neighbors as Rob Bradshaw is consoled by OPP officers on Valley Road outside of a family home where two females were murdered and another critically injured early Friday in Mountain View

A man identified by neighbors as Rob Bradshaw is consoled by OPP officers on Valley Road outside of a family home where two females were murdered and another critically injured early Friday in Mountain View

UPDATE:

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Police say a teenager will be charged with killing a mother and her daughter in the small eastern Ontario community of Mountain View.

They say the 18-year-old suspect from nearby Belleville, Ont., will appear in court Saturday.

Police did not release his name.

The victims were identified as Tracy Hannah, 46, and her 14-year-old daughter Whitney.

An 18-year-old female family member is in stable condition in hospital.

Police say the victims were found when they responded to a 911 call about a shooting at a home, on Valley Road, at around 6 a.m. ET today.

The suspect, apparently known to the family although not a member, was arrested following a chase in nearby Trenton, about three hours after the killings.

Initial story:

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Two women were shot dead and a third critically injured Friday at a family home in the small eastern Ontario community of Mountain View, south of Belleville.

Shocked neighbours identified those who lived in the home as the Hannah family — a couple in their 30s or 40s, and their two daughters, one a teenager, the other a pre-teen.

Police have not identified the victims.

A man, apparently known to the family although not a member, was arrested following a chase at about 9:30 a.m. in nearby Trenton, police said.

Police said the victims were found when they responded to a 911 call about a shooting at a home on Valley Road at around 6 a.m.

“It’s a very quiet street — this is very out of character for this area,” said Jen Snider, who lives down the street.

“It’s very scary. It’s a quiet neighbourhood and we all know everybody.”

Still, Snider said she did not know the Hannahs well.

While many of those on the street are long-time residents, the family had only moved in relatively recently, Snider said.

“They were pretty quiet,” she said. “They kept to themselves mostly.”

Many of the homes are farms, but the Hannah property butts up to a farm.

Several other neighbours refused to talk about the grim situation, which sparked a frenzy of police activity on the road.

The street was taped off as forensic investigators combed the property.

“It’s been pretty busy,” said Snider.

The third female was airlifted to Kingston General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police did not release any further details about the victims or the man in custody.

However, one witness to the arrest described the suspect as a young man in his mid-20s.

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