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Woman dead, man in custody after shooting in Burlington

Last Updated Aug 21, 2019 at 6:36 pm EDT

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Halton Regional Police say the death of a woman in Burlington on Wednesday afternoon is being investigated as a homicide.

Police were called to a home on No. 2 Side Road between Cedar Springs Road and Guelph Line around 3 p.m.

A woman was found with traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A man was quickly taken into custody and it is believed the accused and the victim are known to each other.

Police say there is no related threat to public safety.

Local residents are advised that there is a heavy police presence in the area and are being asked to take alternate routes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Halton Police