At Least 4 People Killed in Canada Shooting; Suspect in Custody

Casey GreeneAug 11, 2018

The incident in Fredericton, the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, is ongoing but police say they have one suspect in custody.

Police say one person is in custody and being treated for serious injuries related to the incident.

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

The circumstances of the shooting in Fredericton, about 75 kilometers (45 miles) from the border between Canada and the USA state of ME, were not immediately clear.

Fredericton is located about 50 miles northeast of the US border with Maine.

The Fredericton shootings come just four years after another traumatic event for police and the public in another New Brunswick city.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant also cited the courageous work of first responders in a statement of his own.

"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.

He called 911, then he heard more shots and he looked out his window and saw two police officers on the ground.

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.

"They were unflinching in their duty", Trudeau said in a statement of the two officers who were killed at the scene.

Residents reported hearing more gunshots as police arrived at the suburb to the north of the city.

CBC reports that a local Tim Horton's coffee shop has been told to keep their doors locked and their customers and staff inside until further notice. When she was hired, police told reporters how excited they were to have her on patrol because she was from the area.

"Thank you to all those Canadians for their condolences and their thoughts", said New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant. There was basically three dead people laying there.

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.

Fredericton Police Force Chief Leanne Fitch released the identities of the slain officers during an afternoon news conference.

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