Here’s what you need to know:
1. Some Reports Suggest 2 People Are Dead
Shooting in the Brampton court. Locked in drug court. Happy Friday… pic.twitter.com/kxiL3yL6OH
— Sangeeta Patel (@spcriminallaw) March 28, 2014
The Star reports that two people have been killed, including the shooter. The outlet also says one of those shot was a court security guard. City TV reporter Francis D’Souza tweeted that a source told him there’s a dead body lying in front of the building’s main elevators, it’s thought to be the suspect.
2. The Court is Locked Down
The courthouse has been locked down. Cops do not believe there is any further risk to the public. Though police have not said if a suspect has been taken into custody. Lawyer Will Jaksa told the Sun News Network:
We were told that the shots were on the first floor. Now hearing it was on the second floor. I’m on the second floor. Latest is that a court officer may have been shot.
The shooting took place at the entrance to the courthouse.
Brampton court lockdown pic.twitter.com/rmZlwTpCzA
— Stewart Bell (@StewartBellNP) March 28, 2014
3. 1 Person Was Taken to Hospital
At least one victim has been transported to hospital.
4. Tactical Units Have Been Deployed
A SWAT team have arrived at the courthouse. In addition to this, The Star reports seeing a 12 police cruisers and three ambulances at the building.
5. Multiple Shots Were Heard
A Lawyer friend tells me 6 shots were fired inside #Brampton courthouse apparently on the 1st floor. 1 man, in uniform, taken to hospital
— Catherine McDonald (@cmcdonaldglobal) March 28, 2014
One report suggests that up to six shots have been fired inside the courthouse. One lawyer told The Star that although he didn’t hear any shots, some of his colleagues told him they heard between three and four shots fired.