The province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was called to Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) in relation to a shooting that occurred in the Emegency department at approximately 11pm Friday night.
Multiple Cobourg Police officers responded quickly to scene. The SIU report that two of those officers encountered a 70 year old male within the unit and both officers discharged their firearms. The male patient was pronounced dead on scene.
A 76 year old female was located, deceased, near the male. An unnamed witness suggests she was pre-deceased by a gun shot wound before police arrived.
One Northumberland 89.7 volunteer was outside the emergency unit at the time of the shooting and noted that hospital staff acted calmly and professionally during the event to ensure the safety of patients.
NHH Emergency department is on still on redirect as of 830 am Saturday.