Snake Kills Two Young Boys After Escaping Canadian Pet Store, Police Say

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 5, 2013 at 6:12 PM EDT

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Snake Kills Two Young Boys After Escaping Canadian Pet Store, Police Say

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 5, 2013 at 6:12 PM EDT

A tragic story from Canada over the weekend.

According to a report from CBC News, authorities in Canada said two young boys -- ages 5 and 7 -- were killed by a python that escaped a pet store and got into an apartment above the store.

Authorities said they believed the boys were strangled by the snake, according to the CBC news report. The snake has been captured, according to the CBC news report.

Read the entire report from CBC news by clicking HERE.