2 people dead following shooting in Listuguj Miꞌgmaq First Nation Saturday

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Officers from the Listuguj Police Department were called to a residence on Riverside Road after reports of gunfire on Saturday morning. (Julia Page/CBC - image credit)
Officers from the Listuguj Police Department were called to a residence on Riverside Road after reports of gunfire on Saturday morning. (Julia Page/CBC - image credit)

Two people are dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting in Listuguj First Nation Saturday morning, according to Quebec's police watchdog.

Officers from the Listuguj Police Department were called to a residence on Riverside Road after reports of gunfire.

They arrived around 11:30 a.m. and found a person barricaded inside, before hearing more gunshots.

A 28-year-old man inside the home refused to co-operate with police, but eventually came out of the house and surrendered.

Listuguj Police said Sunday morning a suspect is in custody, but did not provide details about the person's identity.

Police found two people injured inside the home. They later died of their injuries in hospital. Quebec City police confirmed Sunday a girl and man in his twenties were killed.

The Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government confirmed the incident on their website Saturday evening.

"On behalf of myself and Council, our hearts are with you. Our government will continue to make every effort to provide support for those in need through these difficult times," Chief Darcy Gray said in a statement. "In the coming days, LMG will have services available to those impacted."

Gray said community members are asked to stay clear of the area as the investigation by Listuguj police and the Quebec City Police Department is ongoing.

Quebec's Bureau of Independent Investigation will also look into the circumstances of police intervention during the incident.