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Ontario man allegedly killed tenants in landlord-tenant dispute: Police

Police in Ontario, Canada were involved in a negotiation with a landlord who allegedly shot and killed two of his tenants following a landlord-tenant dispute then barricaded himself indoors for hours.

The Hamilton Police Departments shared in a press release on Saturday, May 27, at approximately 5:40 p.m that police responded to a home in Stoney Creek, Ontario where they found two people dead who had been shot. 

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Hamilton Police Department in Ontario, Canada (Hamilton Police Department)

Authorities shared that the individuals, a 27-year-old female and 28-year-old male, were tenants and renting from a 57-year-old landlord. The three individuals were allegedly in an argument, when the landlord allegedly shot and killed his tenants. 

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Police said they notified families of both victims, though their names will not be released.

Throughout the negotiation and eventual confrontation, police emergency units contained the residential area and warned neighbors to stay indoors. 

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