WILNO, Ont. — Ontario Provincial Police investigating a fatal shooting in a small community west of Ottawa say they are now investigating three homicides.
Police say all three victims are women.
A 57-year-old suspect, who has not been named, has been arrested by police in Ottawa.
Ontario Provincial Police say various lockdowns which were put in place while police searched for the armed suspect earlier in the day have been lifted.
Police had initially only said the man was being sought in connection with one shooting.
By Tuesday afternoon, police provided details on how the events unfolded.
They said officers were called to a location in Wilno, Ont., just before 9 a.m. and found the body of a woman. As a result of information they received, they then went to another home in the community and found the body of a second woman.
Shortly after 11:10 a.m., police say they found a third woman dead at a home about half an hour away from Wilno.
Several businesses and schools in Wilno were placed on lockdown while the search for the suspect was underway.
Extra security measures were also taken in Ottawa, as police announced the suspect may have headed to the city.
Heavily armed RCMP officers were seen on Parliament Hill and many buildings in the vicinity were placed on lockdown.
The man was arrested around 2:30 p.m. in the community of Kinburn, in western Ottawa, which is about 130 kilometres away from Wilno.