Suspect in custody for the murder of Canadian woman’s fiancé in New Zealand
A 23-year-old suspect is now in custody following a nationwide manhunt in relation to the murder of 33-year-old Sean McKinnon, from Australia, reports Waikato Police in a news release.
The arrest occurred within 24 hours of the declaration of a manhunt for the suspect, shortly after 32-year-old Bianca Buckley of Nova Scotia managed to escape from the scene of the crime and report the incident to police.
A shooting in Ottawa Wednesday morning killed one and left three people seriously injured, who were rushed to hospital by paramedics.
The shooting took place on Gilmour Street at a spot about one kilometre from Parliament Hill.
According to CBC, paramedics were called to Gilmour Street, near the intersetion with Kent Street at around 7:30 a.m. local time.
Ottawa Police say the suspect is still at large.
The Ottawa Police say there is not an active shooter, but the area remained closed as they investigate the crime scene.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
A man has died in Edmonton after an early morning shooting on Christmas morning according to the Edmonton Journal.
The Journal reports that: “Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene after the victim was shot at a multi-unit housing complex at 117 Street and 106 Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Investigators say the man had been attending a Christmas party that spilled outside before he was shot.”
If this lethal incident is determined to be a homicide, it will be the 26th in Edmonton this year.
Three people were wounded today in a drive-by shooting in Pickering near Highway 401. The shooting occurred at about 3:20 a.m and those injured were taken to hospital.
The westbound collector lanes have been closed while the OPP investigate.
At the scene, a Kia car can be seen with bullet holes through the window.
The incident started at Island Mix Restaurant and Lounge on Brock Road in Pickering. A dispute broke out in the restaurant and ended up on the street.
Two men and two women were sitting in the Kia close to Whites Rd. near Highway 401 when another car approached and fired into the vehicle.
Three of the people in the car were hit. One man was hit in the chest and the other man in the shoulder. One woman was hit and the other escaped from the car free of injuries. She waited while hiding in some bushes and another car picked her up. Only one of the victims still remains in serious condition.
Investigators don’t yet know what caused the altercation in the nightclub.
This is one of many shootings in the GTA and close to Hwy. 401 this year.
OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt told CP24 News, “All I can say is that the officers and the emergency response team members have walked back hundreds of metres on the highway looking for any possible evidence and there certainly is evidence being captured and collected.”
He also noted, “We have our forensic identification members as well as the traffic support doing aerial photography and ground based mapping as well to measure how long the scene actually is.”
At around 11:30 Police said that lanes would be closed for hours.
At least five people are dead and at least 12 injured, following the eruption of a volcano on New Zealand’s White Island. The eruption occurred on Monday afternoon (local time).
A cruise ship carrying tourists was close by at the time of the eruption. Footage of the incident was captured by many of them and posted to social media. The footage shows giant clouds of black smoke and people panicking to leave the island. There were a mixture of tourists and New Zealanders at the scene of the natural disaster. Among the tourists was Micheal Schade, who tweeted footage of the volcano and was lucky enough to be on a boat that had just departed the island mere minutes prior to the eruption.
In another post, Schade added, “This is so hard to believe. Our whole tour group were literally standing at the edge of the main crater not 30 minutes before. My thoughts with the families of those currently unaccounted for, the people recovering now, and especially the rescue workers…”
Many flights, combing over the island were unsuccessful in finding survivors according to New Zealand Police who said there were “no signs of life.”
23 people were evacuated from the island soon after the eruption took place. Everyone in the group was injured in some sort of way according to New Zealand National Operation Commander Deputy Commissioner John Tims. According to police, at least 10 people are still thought to be on the island.
When addressing reporters Tims noted, “The island is unstable … the physical environment is unsafe for us to return.”
In their statement, the police said, “Based on the information we have, we do not believe there are any survivors on the island.” They went on to say, “Police is working urgently to confirm the exact number of those who have died, further to the five confirmed deceased already.”
Police also mentioned that they would return to the island on Tuesday morning using a New Zealand Defence Force Ship.
According to the Austrailian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Austrailians were also involved in the eruption. On Twitter, Morrison said, “Australians have been caught up in this terrible event and we are working to determine their well-being.”
GNS expert, Ken Gledhill, said that the eruption hadn’t been a very big one and said in a press conference, “(The plume) went up 12,000 (feet) into the sky, and so on the scheme of things for volcanic eruptions, it’s not large, but if you were close to that, it’s not good.” MetService announced a volcanic ash advisory at 8:30 p.m. ET (local time) on Sunday. They asked people close to the area affected by the eruption to stay indoors and listen to the radio/TV for further updates.