'It makes no sense': Married couple found dead in Toronto-area home
Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:44AM EST
Last Updated Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:33PM EST
Neighbours are expressing shock after a husband and wife were found dead in their Oakville, Ont. home early Wednesday morning.
The couple has been identified as Prem Singh, 69, and Jan Singh, 70.
A neighbour described the Singhs as “great people” who lived in the area for years and had recently celebrated their daughter’s wedding.
Officers arrived at the house near Bayshire Drive and Summerhill Crescent just before 5 a.m. for a "weapons-related call."
The call appeared to come from inside the house and the nature of the call prompted police to respond with a tactical unit, which surrounded the house.
Halton Regional Police Sgt. Alistair Watt said police entered the residence and found a deceased man and woman inside. They later also located a gun in the home.
Police are investigating the deaths, but have said they are not looking for any suspects nor is there any risk to public safety.
Neighbour Ralph Geronimo told CTV Toronto’s Sean Leathong he’s stunned by the Singhs’ deaths. He said the couple moved into the neighbourhood more than 25 years ago and were among the first people to live on the street.
He said his family received a phone call early Wednesday morning from police telling them to go to their basement and stay there until further notice.
Geronimo says he and the Singhs were friends and the news of their deaths comes as a shock.
“They’re great people. They had one daughter who just got married this summer. They had a beautiful Indian wedding,” he said. “It makes no sense at all.”
With files from CTV Toronto’s Sean Leathong CTV Toronto
We can confirm two people have been found deceased in a home in NE Oakville.— Halton Police (@HaltonPolice) January 17, 2018
While the investigation is ongoing, there is no known risk to public safety related to this incident.
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