1 dead after Gatineau daycare shooting

No staff or 53 children were hurt, one body removed on stretcher

One person is dead after a shooting at a daycare in Gatineau, Que.

Police said all 53 children, as well as the adults in the daycare were safe after a major response to 225 and 229 Gamelin St., on Friday morning. About 20 police vehicles were on scene.

The CBC's Evan Dyer reported one person was dead at the scene, but no staff or children were hurt.

"We know there's at least one fatality, because we saw one adult-sized body being taken out on a stretcher, covered," he said.

There were 53 children involved, including 48 at 225 Gamelin who are all under five years old. There were also five infants at 229 Gamelin. All of them were moved to a neighbour's home at 231 Gamelin.

The CBC's Cory O'Kelly said there were five ambulances there as well.
Parents brought to daycare children

After the shooting, the daycare was evacuated and the children were brought to a neighbouring home.

A bus had arrived and parents were being taken to their children, police said.

O'Kelly reported a man had run toward the scene screaming, before a police officer went to him to calm him down.

The building is across the street from the Hull Hospital.

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