At least 4 dead in New Brunswick shooting this morning

Marsha Scott
August 11, 2018

Four people, including two police officers, were killed Friday in a gun attack in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton.

They also asked people in the area to stay inside and to lock their doors.

Moore said he heard approximately four gunshots within a five-minute timespan during that hour.

They were also asking people on Facebook not to use social media to report on police locations.

"Awful news coming out of Fredericton", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter.

Atlantic time, when local resident David MacCoubrey said he woke up to the sound of three gunshots outside his bedroom window. "The girls here, we were talking about Moncton and how it felt so close to what happened there".

Travis Hrubeniuk said his fiancee had just left for work around 7:45 a.m. when he began hearing a steady stream of sirens.

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Area resident Robert DiDiodato told the CBC that he heard sounds like a "firecracker" at around 7am. Police said there is no further threat and people don't need to remain locked down.

She said she heard between 10 and 20 shots.

Costello, a detective known as Robb, worked on all manner of cases - from missing persons, robberies, street crimes, extortion, sex crimes - in Fredericton police's major crimes unit and while seconded to the RCMP's Internet child exploitation unit.

"We'll see where this investigation leads in terms of what exactly happened, who did it, what was the motivation for doing it and the instruments of destruction that were used", he said.

Finally, after a tense period of waiting, authorities disclosed the toll: Among the four killed were two officers, a rare case of police killed in the line of duty in Canada. Due to the volume of calls, please refrain from calling the police station directly, and in case of emergency continue to call 9-1-1.

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

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