Canadian police: At least 4 killed in shooting in New Brunswick


Four people, including two police officers, were killed when gunfire erupted in Fredericton on Friday morning.

Police said that a suspect was in custody following the shooting in the capital of New Brunswick province and was being treated for "serious injuries".

"It's not something that we expect in Fredericton to wake up and hear about", Henwood said.

"I saw an armoured vehicle out in the courtyard and I opened up my window to see if I could hear anything and the shots started again", he said.

Burns had served with the Fredericton police force for two years, as well as an auxiliary officer for two years prior.

Police have asked residents to avoid the area of shooting as investigation is still ongoing.

"He is phenomenal as a father, he is very generous with his time and loved my children just as though they were his own", she said.

Goodale said the RCMP are standing at the ready should the Fredericton police need any more additional help.

He said that about five minutes later he could hear similar sounds near his home.

Residents said the incident began at about 7 an apartment complex on Brookside Drive.

A worker at a nearby Tim Horton's coffee and doughnut shop revealed staff had locked the doors and are keping customrs insid.

The hospital tweeted at 11:06 a.m. that it was treating multiple victims of the shooting, but Gaudet did not confirm that anyone else had been shot at the scene.

"When we were first coming here to look for a place to live, one of the taxi drivers joked that the most serious crime he ever remembered was having change stolen out of his auto", he said.

Days afterward the Toronto City Council voted to push the Canadian government to ban the sale of handguns and also for the provincial government to ban handgun ammunition sales within the city. But the 75-year-old woman said she couldn't flee to safety while her pet remained in potential danger.

Donavan said her sister, Sharon, lives upstairs and had heard gunshots about an hour earlier.

"On behalf of all New Brunswickers, I offer my condolences, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families".