Police probe double-murder followed by suicide near Montreal

Police are trying to piece together the events that led to what appears to be a double-murder followed by a suicide near Montreal. Two people — a man and a woman in their late 40s — were found shot to death in a home in Drummondville on Monday evening.

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — Police are trying to piece together the events that led to what appears to be a double-murder followed by a suicide near Montreal.

Two people — a man and a woman in their late 40s — were found shot to death in a home in Drummondville on Monday evening.

The investigation then led police to the town of Asbestos where there was a standoff with an armed man in his 60s. Police say he committed suicide as they negotiated with him.

“The investigation is ongoing and detectives will try to determine what transpired,” said Const. Daniel Lacoursiere, a Montreal police spokesman.

Montreal police were called in to take over what had originally been a provincial police file.

In Quebec, it is customary for another police force to investigate when someone dies or is hurt during a police intervention.

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