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Homicide unit investigating after 2 young boys found dead inside Brampton home
Peel police are investigating the city’s latest homicides after two children were found dead at a home in Brampton.

Police responded to the residence on Hiberton Crescent, near Sandalwood Parkway and Creditview Road, just before 11 p.m. Wednesday for a medical call.

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Police would not confirm if there is a relationship between the boys found in the home but did say a family of four lived there.

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“Investigators are interviewing and speaking with the occupants of the house. As far as the relationship to the boys and who were in the house, we’re not speaking to that at this point,” said Const. Heather Cannon.

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Two boys, aged 12 and 9, found dead in Brampton

Circumstances surrounding the deaths have not been released but two adults were taken away by police in handcuffs. Police also confirm that the 911 call came from within the house.

Peel Regional Police say they were called to a residence just before 11 p.m. Wednesday night in Brampton, Ont.

Neighbours say the boys lived with their parents at the home and another family member, believed to be an aunt, lived in the basement. They say there were no signs of trouble last night.

Police west of Toronto say the death of two boys, aged nine and 12, are being investigated as homicides.

“I’m just in shock. I came home from work last night and saw the cruisers here,” said neighbour Paul Rodrigues. “This morning my daughter said her friend – the house that they live in – they found the kids dead.”

Cannon declined to comment on how the boys may have died or if there were any obvious signs of physical trauma when officers arrived shortly after 11 p.m. ET Wednesday. She also would not say if the boys were related.

Rodrigues, who identified the boys as Jonathan and Nicholas, said his wife was good friends with the mother of the children and frequently went for coffee with her.

“They’re just your regular everyday boys, they walk their dog through the neighbourhood. My daughter plays with them.”

Another area resident, Sam Mammen, said the neighbourhood has always been a safe place. He said he didn’t know the family but had seen the boys walking by.

Homicide unit investigating after two young boys found dead at home in Brampton

“If this is indeed a case, domestic or familial related homicides, it is unfathomable,” Brown said on Twitter. “As a parent, I just can’t comprehend this. The crisis that led to this is yet unknown. But our whole community is grieving.”

Officers spent Thursday morning speaking with “occupants” of the home, Cannon said. She would not say if or how those people may have known the boys. 

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"As far as the relationship to the boys and who were in the house, we're not speaking to that at this point because it's still early on and we're trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation," she added.

Homicide unit investigating after two boys found dead at residence in Brampton

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On Thursday morning, she went outside in the cold wet snow to see what was happening as police cruisers lined the street. She said the news that two boys were dead left her "in shock."

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Cannon declined to comment on how the boys may have died or if there were any obvious signs of physical trauma when officers arrived shortly after 11 p.m. ET Wednesday. 

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Two boys, 9 and 12 years old, were found dead late last night in Brampton, Ont., after Peel Region officers were dispatched to a home in a quiet residential neighbourhood.

Homicide detectives are investigating after two young boys were found dead inside a home in Brampton late Wednesday night.

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Two boys, ages 9 and 12, were subsequently found dead inside a house on the residential street, located near Sandalwood Parkway West and Brisdale Drive.

"Investigators are interviewing and speaking with the occupants of the house," Const. Heather Cannon said at the site. "As far as the relationship to the boys and who were in the house, we're not speaking to that at this point because it's still early on and we're trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation."

"The call did come from within the house and it was shortly after that is was determined that the deaths were suspicious," Const. Heather Cannon told reporters outside the home on Thursday morning. 

"If this is indeed a case, domestic or familial related homicides, it is unfathomable," Brown said on Twitter. "As a parent, I just can't comprehend this. The crisis that led to this is yet unknown. But our whole community is grieving."

Police say the "circumstances of what transpired" inside the residence is currently under investigation by the homicide unit. 

The double homicide appears unrelated to an Amber Alert issued by Toronto police around midnight for two teens. They were found safe and, police said, a suspect was in custody.

Investigators have not provided any information on possible suspects but say they believe this is an "isolated incident" and there is "no threat to the community."

The initial 911 contact came in as a medical call from the home where a husband and wife lived with two boys, CP24 reported.

She wouldnt comment on the cause of death or whether the children were found with any signs of trauma.

"It is early on and we are trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation," Cannon said.

“We’re shocked, in our neighbourhood, about why and how it’s happening.” said Rifat Bhuiyan, who lives directly across from the closed off area on Hiberton Crescent. “This neighbourhood is very quiet.”

She could not tell reporters where the boys were found inside the residence or when investigators believe they died.

Although Peel police refused to comment on the relationship between the victims, neighbours told CP24 that the two boys were brothers who lived at the house with their mother and father.

Police have not said what the cause of death is and did not comment on whether the boys were found with any signs of trauma. However, they are calling it an \”isolated incident\” and emphasize there is no threat to the public.

"They were quiet. They were respectful… There really isnt any trouble-makers on this street," Sarah Edwards, who lives in the neighbourhood, said.

Around 11 p.m., Peel Regional Police responded to a medical assist call in the area of Hiberton Crescent and Browley Drive. \”We received a call at 10:55 last night from the residence,\” explained Const. Heather Cannon.

Ive never seen any kind of police activity here. The worst we have is people that go too fast down the street, she said.

One resident of the community said he came home from work late last night and was shocked to learn what had taken place inside his neighbours home.

They are just your regular, everyday boys. They walk their dog through the neighbourhood. My daughter plays with them once in a while when they are out in front of our house and they play with each other at recess when they are at school, he said.

Homicide detectives are investigating after two young boys were found dead inside a home in Brampton overnight. (Carol Charles/ CTV News Toronto)