Two were seriously injured and taken to hospital after an incident that involved gunshots took place at the Maniwaki courthouse in northern Quebec on Wednesday afternoon. 

An altercation between an accused individual and a courthouse employee occurred around 1 p.m., with one of the two suffering gunshot wounds during the incident, according to a Sûreté du Québec police officer and local paramedics, reported the CBC.

A police spokesperson said there was no danger to the public, however, officers were still at the scene hours later.

The identities of the two injured are not yet known and police have not released names at this point.

Maniwaki is a small city located north of Gatineau and north-west of Montreal, about 135 kilometers north of Ottawa. It’s population numbered over 3700, according to Statistic Canada, and mostly speaks French as a first language.

More details to follow. Image of Maniwaki from Wikimedia.


Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at

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