4 killed, 1 suspect in custody after shooting, Canadian police say

Canada shooting: Four dead in Fredericton as gunman on the run | Daily Star

Four people were killed, including two policemen, during a shooting this morning on a quiet suburban road in Canada.

"We are all shocked and saddened to learn this morning of the ongoing tragic incident in Fredericton", Kenney said, calling it a "reminder of the risks our fearless men and women in uniform are willing to take every day to keep us safe".

The incident in the capital of the Canadian province New Brunswick is still ongoing.

Atlantic time, when local resident David MacCoubrey said he woke up to the sound of three gunshots outside his bedroom window.

"Police continue to on scene of a shooting on Brookside Drive".

He was killed after an exchange of fire with police, who say they have yet to establish a motive.

He said he heard similar sounds about five minutes later.

Police have stated that they will release confirmed information as soon as they can.

Fredericton Police are telling people to stay indoors and lock their doors.

Police are asking the public not to post about the activities of the emergency services on social media. "We're following the situation closely", he said.

Growing gun violence in recent years has been an issue in Toronto, Canada's most populous city. "It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop", Mr DiDiodato said.

It took place in Fredericton in New Brunswick, a small city of around 56,000 inhabitants.

Toronto, Canada's largest city, has had 241 shooting incidents this year, resulting in 30 deaths, a 30 per cent increase in fatalities.

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

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