Canada shooting: 2 police officers among 4 dead in Fredericton (Guardian)

Canada shooting: 2 police officers among 4 dead in Fredericton (Guardian)

Four people – including two local police officers – have been killed in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton.

While the circumstances of the shooting remain unclear, police said on Friday morning that they had taken one suspect into custody and noted that the investigation is ongoing.

The mass shooting has rocked the small city of 58,000 people, where residents were told by police on Friday morning to avoid the area and stay in their homes.

Police also pleaded with social media users to refrain from detailing the position or activities of police or first responders online.

Resident David MacCoubrey told the Canadian Press that he woke up at 7am to the sound of three gunshots, which sounded as if they were being fired 10 meters from his bed. During the next 90 minutes or so, he heard more than 15 other gunshots.
The gunfire appeared to be coming from the middle of his apartment complex, which consists of four buildings that sit in a square, he said. Read more

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