2 children killed, man in custody after domestic incident in Laval, Que.

Two children were killed and a man was taken into custody after what police described as a "family drama" in the southwestern tip of Laval Monday night.

Laval Police received a 911 call at around 6pm. and found two children - an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl - inside a house on Lauzon Street in the Ste-Dorothée Laval sector, on the north island of Montreal. The two children were rushed to hospital in critical condition where their deaths were later confirmed.

Hours after the gruesome discovery, Laval Mayor Stéphane Boyer offered his condolences to the family in a post on Twitter, in which he wrote "all Laval is grieving."

He added Laval police officers were being deployed to explain "this untold grief."

A 46-year-old man was also hospitalized in critical condition and is now in police custody at the hospital. Police did not reveal the relationship between the man and the two children.

He is expected to meet with investigators as soon as his health condition improves.

"We would like to extend our dearest sympathies to the family for their loss," Const said. Erika Landry, spokeswoman for Laval police, during an update to the media on the scene Monday night.

The children's mother was taken to hospital to be treated for shock, Noovo Info reported.

A resident who lives on Lauzon Street told CTV News he saw a heavy police presence on his street Monday night. He also said he saw paramedics trying to resuscitate a patient in the ambulance before the vehicle left the scene.

"The police response was quite fast," the man said.

Quebec Liberal Party leader Dominique Anglade also extended condolences to the families of the victims on Monday, writing on Twitter that he "wishes all the powers in the world to the families and loved ones of this tragedy."

Investigators were at the scene Monday night and have set up a command post as the investigation continues.

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