Police officers dead after shooting at a home in Innisfil, Ont.

Two police officers are dead after a shooting at a home in Innisfil, Ont., south of Barrie.

In a statement released early Wednesday morning, South Simcoe police reported the two officers had responded to a disturbance call at a home on Somers Boulevard, near the 25th Sideroad at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities said both officers were shot inside the home.

One officer was rushed to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie and died of his injuries.

The second officer was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre in critical condition. Police confirmed he died early Wednesday morning.

Investigators said the 23-year-old male suspect involved in the case was pronounced dead following an interaction with the police.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has invoked its mandate due to the nature of the deaths. The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates incidents involving police officers that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault, and the discharge of a firearm.

South Simcoe police stated they are “devastated” by the loss of their officers.

York Regional police are assisting with the investigation.

This is the second fatal police shooting in recent weeks. Toronto police Const. Andrew Hong was killed on Sept. 12 while on break at a Tim Hortons in Mississauga, Ont.

Condolences started pouring in on social media following the news.

York Regional police are assisting with the active investigation.

With files from CTV’s Cheryl Browne

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