A police officer is still in intensive care a week after the Saanich shooting

Police still in intensive care a week after Saanich shooting

Six police officers were injured in the shooting outside a Bank of Montreal branch in Saanich.

Two police officers were shot and injured in the shooting that took place a year ago week after leaving a Bank of Montreal branch in Saanich, Vancouver Island, are still in hospital, including one in intensive care.

This was explained by Saanich Police Chief Dean Duthie during a press briefing on Tuesday.

The intensive care officer underwent three surgeries so far, Duthie said, and he's showing signs of improvement day by day. The other is in stable condition, he said.

The shooting occurred on June 28, after officers from the Victoria Area Tactical Group arrived in the bank where a robbery took place.

The two suspects, brothers Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, 22, were killed as they exited the building. Witnesses said they heard about 50 gunshots.

Saanich Police Chief Dean Guthie the day after the armed robbery and the June 28 shooting.

Saanich police had planned to release the names of the injured officers, but backed out of doing so at the last minute shortly before Tuesday's media briefing .

Their well-being and privacy must take priority over releasing information to the public, the police chief justified.

Officers and their families are still in a process of recovery, added Dean Duthie.

Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie, from the small town of Duncan, about sixty kilometers north of Victoria, were first presented as twins.

According to relatives of the two brothers who confided in CBC, they were in fact triplets, also having a sister of the same age.

Their motivation was not revealed by the policemen.

Brothers Mathew and Isaac Auchterlonie have been identified by police as the perpetrators of the shooting and armed robbery in Saanich.

< p class="e-p">The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which is leading the investigation into the armed robbery of the bank, is asking for the public's cooperation in reconstructing the sequence of events in the preceding days .

Spokesperson Alex Bérubé would like anyone with information about the white 1992 Toyota Camry driven by the Auchterlonie brothers to contact law enforcement.

We want to know what happened in the week before the incident, he said. We have an eye on its movements and its occupants, and any suspicious activity related to this vehicle will be crucial for investigators.

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