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Adolescent allegedly shoots his mother and two police officers in western Canada

A 15-year-old boy is accused of shooting and killing two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in western Canada and wounding two others. The teen, whose name has not been released due to his age, allegedly shot and killed the officers in response to a call in a rural community near the Alberta-Saskatchewan border on Thursday evening.

Police said the teen also shot and wounded his mother, who was taken to hospital in critical condition. RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki said the officers were responding to a call about a “disturbance in an isolated rural community” when they were shot.

Lucki said the officers were “heroes” who died while protecting the community. “Our worst fears have come true,” Lucki said. “We are shocked and devastated by this horrific event.” The teen was taken into custody and is expected to appear in court on Friday. He is facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. The identities of the officers have not been released.