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Police tight-lipped about fatal Bracebridge shooting incident

OPP say a 56-year-old male was found deceased at the residence, while a 52-year-old female was airlifted to Toronto with 'life-threatening' injuries

Police are remaining tight-lipped about a fatal shooting in Bracebridge that occurred Wednesday.

According to a media release ifrom the OPP, two people were located "with apparent gunshot wounds" when officers arrived at a Stoneleigh Road residence Wednesday at about 2 p.m.

Officials said a 56-year-old male was located deceased at the rural residence where the shooting occurred.

A 52-year-old female, with "life-threatening injuries," was transported to a local hospital and later flown by air ambulance to a Toronto-area trauma centre, noted a media release.

Gosia Puzio, a media relations officer for the OPP, said she could not provide specific details as the shooting is under investigation.

However, she said no suspect is currently being sought and said the incident may be "domestic related." She also said, to her knowledge, only one weapon was recovered in the wake of the shooting.

Investigators "believe this is an isolated incident and there are no concerns for public safety."

The Bracebridge OPP Crime Unit is continuing the investigation under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).