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Several people injured in exchange of gunfire at Saanich, B.C. bank, police say

Police say 2 suspects are in custody but another may still be on the loose

Saanich police are advising people to avoid the area around the the3600-block of Shelbourne Street after several people were injured in an exchange of gunfire.

Saanich police are advising people to avoid the area around the the3600-block of Shelbourne Street after several people were injured in an exchange of gunfire.

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 Police in Saanich, B.C., near Victoria, say multiple people have been injured after an exchange of gunfire between suspects and police officers.

The police department tweeted two suspects are in custody and officers are searching the area for a possible additional suspect.

The department says in a statement on Twitter that officers had originally been responding to a report of armed suspects at a bank in the 3600-block of Shelbourne Street.

Police have issued a shelter in place advisory for the area of North Dairy Road to Cedar Hill X Road, and Richmond Road to Cedar Hill X Road and are asking people to avoid the area.

A witness who was in a nearby bike shop when the shooting started told a local television station he saw what appeared to be two officers shot and another person on the ground.

More to come.

CBC News

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