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Multiple people are injured following shootout at a bank in Saanich Tuesday morning.
Officers exchanged fire with two armed suspects who entered the BMO bank on Shelbourne Street around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The two suspects are in “custody”, however, police are asking people to remain inside their homes as they search for a possible third suspect in the area of North Dairy Road to Cedar Hill X Road and Richmond Road to Cedar Hill Road.
Helicopters, along with the Greater Victoria Response Team, have been dispatched to assist in locating the possible third suspect. Call 911 if you seen anything suspicious.
At around 1:30 p.m., police said they were evacuating homes and businesses near the scene of the incident, due to the presence of a potential explosive device.
No details on the injuries have been released, however, according BC Emergency Health Services, five people were transported to hospital.
Witnesses near the scene of the shootout captured the incident where dozens of gunshots were exchanged between the suspects and police.
Video below shows Saanich Police officers exchanging gunfire with the suspects inside of the bank:
Video captured by witnesses show police engaged in gunfire with Saanich bank robbers Tuesday morning.
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Police are asking anyone with video or photos of the incident to send it to send a copy to their digital evidence collection portal as the investigation continues.
More to come.