Sault Ste. Marie
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. (Photo credit: Dreamstime)

Police found five people dead from gunshots wounds, including three children and the alleged shooter, at two border city residences in a case described Tuesday as "intimate partner violence."

The victims were discovered late Monday in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, about 700 kilometres north of Toronto, after police received reports of break-ins.

A 41-year-old was found "deceased from a gunshot wound" at the first residence. "The shooter had fled the area prior to police arrival," a statement.

Ten minutes later, another emergency call saw police head to another home 3.7 kilometres away.

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