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Gunman, worker killed at Canada day care

April 5, 2013 at 6:35 PM   |   Comments

GATINEAU, Quebec, April 5 (UPI) -- An employee was shot to death at a day-care center in Gatineau, Quebec, Friday and police said they suspected the gunman killed himself in another building.

Police who arrived at the scene about 10:30 a.m. EDT found a hunting shotgun was found next to the body of the gunman, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Investigators were working to determine whether he died of a self-inflicted wound.

The body of the day-care worker was found in another building at the same day-care facility, the CBC said.

The names of the two men had not been released, the network said.

Gatineau Police Chief Mario Harel told reporters at a news conference the shooting may have stemmed from the recent breakup of a relationship. He said police were summoned to the day-care center, where a man was said to be threatening people.

The 53 children and other staff at the center, registered as Les Racines de vie Montessori, were taken to a neighbor's house until parents arrived, the CBC said.

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