Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

At Least 4 Dead in Shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick

At Least 4 Dead in Shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting in eastern Canada on Friday in the latest eruption of gun violence across the country that has led to calls for weapons bans in cities.

The shooting took place in the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road in Fredericton.

While still investigating, cops have reinforced that people need to stay stay away from the Brookside Drive area.

"With the tempo, it might've been a gunshot".

"Then two more happened within the first three minutes".

Fredericton, the capital of in New Brunswick province, has a population of about 60,000.

David MacCoubrey said he awoke in his Brookside Drive apartment at 7:07 a.m.to the sound of gunshots "10 metres from my bed".

"My heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning's shooting".

Police said the area would be blocked off for the foreseeable future as "the investigation is ongoing". "The girls here, we were talking about Moncton and how it felt so close to what happened there".

The CBC quoted Robert DiDiodato, who lives in the area, as saying he heard a series of "firecracker" sounds around 7 am.

Here is what a quiet, residential Fredericton neighbourhood looked like this morning after it was rocked by gunfire.

When they arrived, police said, the two civilian victims were already on the ground. I have spoken to Chief Fitch personally to offer her any support we can give.

In an online video posted soon after the shooting, LeBlanc said he was woken by a police officer wondering if he might have been involved in the shooting.

Fredericton police says at least four people have died in a shooting.

Sara Burns, 43, joined the Fredericton Police Force in 2016 but previously served as an auxiliary officer for two years. The local police have also tweeted asking the local population to avoid calling the police station directly due to a high volume of calls.

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