Two Dead in Shooting in Whistler, Canada

Two men died after a shooting outside a mountain resort in Whistler, British Columbia in Canada on July 24.

One of the victims died on the scene at Whistler Blackcomb while the other succumbed to their injuries shortly after the shooting, officials said.

Inspector Robert Dykstra of the Whistler Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said that they were called to the scene for reports of shots fired at around 12:20 p.m.

Whistler RCMP later arrested two men in Squamish in connection to the shooting.

“While this matter is very serious and the investigation is in its infancy, we can say there is no ongoing risk to public safety,” Police Corporal Angelar Kermer of the Sea to Sky RCMP said.

RCMP said that the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the investigation.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler said that there was no danger to the public.

Whistler Blackcomb, a popular tourist destination, said on Twitter that it will be closing for the day “out of respect for all of those impacted, and our guests and team members.”

“We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence, and we stand in support of our community,” the resort added.

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