UPDATE: 3 people dead in Scarborough crossbow shooting

Scarborough police responded to reports of a stabbing on Thursday August 25th , only to arrive to find 3 people dead in a garage of a home.

Two men and a woman were found with crossbow bolt  injuries, and the weapon near by. Paramedics said the two men and the woman were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth victim suffered minor injuries and is being held in custody by police.

More to come…


Brett Ryan, 35 Was arrested August 25th and is facing three charges of first degree murder. The names of the victims have not been released.

**UPDATE** August 29

Police have released the cause of death of the three victims. The man found in the garage died of a cross- bow bolt stab wound to the neck. The second man who was found in the driveway dies of a single “arrowhead” stab wound to the neck. The woman was strangled to death.

The names of the victims  are under a court-ordered publication ban at this time.

**UPDATE** August 30th

The publication ban has been lifted and the victims have been named as Brett Ryan’s mother and two brothers, Susan Ryan, 66, Christopher Ryan, 42, and Alexander Ryan, 29.