Shooting in Canadian city leaves at least 4 dead, police say

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

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

He leaves behind a common-law partner and four children.

"He loved being a police officer and he lived for being a police officer", she told The Canadian Press in an interview. The two civilians killed, a man and a woman, were not identified.

Canadian police say there are "multiple fatalities" in an shooting in the city of Fredericton in New Brunswick.

Several victims were being treated at a regional hospital, but there were no immediate details on the nature of their injuries or their conditions. "Residents are encouraged to follow their direction", he said on Twitter, referring to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

"I looked out the window and there were three police cars on the street just across from where I live", said another witness in the area.

At that point, police said, the two police officers were shot. Officers then engaged with the suspect and shots were fired by police, police said.

Fredericton Police just sent out a tweet saying the threat is over and all lockdowns have been lifted.

Police Chief Leanne Fitch and Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien were scheduled to hold a news conference at 3:30 p.m.

Costello, 45, was a 20-year veteran of the force who worked on various teams throughout his career, including as a detective.

Violent crime is relatively rare in Fredericton, which rarely makes lists of the country's most violent cities.

Firefighters and paramedics have also been deployed to the scene.

The incident is still ongoing.

. They would not reveal what kind of firearm was used. "They aren't letting customers in at the moment".

"There is no doubt that it helps those impacted to know that the whole Canadian family will be there to support them". O'Brien called for the community to exercise patience as officials investigate what happened. "I am hoping that we will be able to put something like that together".

UDPATE: At this time we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody.

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

Authorities in the provincial capital initially urged people in the Brookside neighborhood to stay indoors, describing an "active incident" on Twitter.

Others were seen being escorted by police from their homes - some still in pyjamas and barefoot - to safety beyond a police cordon.

He said that about five minutes later he could hear similar sounds near his home. "Shut up!" from outside.

"Our hearts are broken by the murder of our two courageous police officers". "The Tim Hortons they keep showing on the news is actually the corner where we turn to get up to our Airbnb. We've lost a brother", Secord said.

LeBlanc, who lives in the area, said she's still processing the morning's events. Stay inside, lock your doors.

New Brunswick had three homicide shootings in the entire year of 2016, according to Statistics Canada.

"I was thinking of Moncton, of course", she said. "We're following the situation closely".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his sorrow at the gun violence.

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