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Shooters killed in a shootout at Saanich Bank identified as twin brothers

RCMP claims Saturday that twin brothers in their early twenties were responsible for shooting injured numerous police officers at a bank in Saanich, British Columbia earlier this week. Did.

Mounties spokesman Cpl. Alex Berube named the man 22-year-old Matthew and Isaac Auchterlonie in Duncan, British Columbia.

On Tuesday, six police officers were shot dead and their brothers killed in a gun battle with police outside a branch of the Bank of Montreal.

Mr Belbe said the twin relatives and police officers who were cooperating in the investigation had talked.

Investigators are investigating the suspect's background, saying that neither man has a criminal record and is unknown to police.

"We understand who the disclosure of the names of the two deceased might answer, but to fully understand what happened and why. There are still many unresolved questions and investigative efforts that need to be addressed, Belbe said at a press conference.

"The motive behind the armed robbery and the subsequent exchange of gunshots with the police is still Not decided. "

Police also confirm that the twins are associated with the 1992 Toyota Kamuri, a white four-door that has two black racing stripes on the hood and roof. Yes, Belve said.

The car was found in multiple explosives, but was removed and destroyed last week

According to Belube, the bank has so far had two suspects. Research has shown that there are only people.

"But we are still investigating whether anyone else was involved or involved in the event on Tuesday."

No updates are provided regarding the condition of the injured officer. It was.

Previously, Saanich's chief const. Dean Duthie said three officers remain in the hospital, including one in the intensive care unit and one in need of additional surgery.