New Brunswick shooting claims 4 lives including 2 police officers

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

O'Brien said in a tweet "Our hearts are broken by the murder of our two courageous police officers".

Then came word that the threat had been neutralized, the lockdown was lifted and the police cordon was shrunk to a few blocks: "We can confirm that there is no further threat to the public, and lockdowns are not required at this time".

Another police tweet said one person had been taken into custody and was being treated for "serious injuries related to ... shooting". "It's a really challenging field and to survive you need to keep all of those in check", she said when she first applied to police academy.

Witnesses said the shooting occurred at an apartment complex, and local media showed emergency vehicles converging on a tree-lined residential street.

"There were many officers in and around the building at that time, so when the call came in shots fired, officers jumped in a cruiser and attended the scene".

Police initially asked the public to avoid the area of Brookside Drive at 7:47 a.m. ADT, recommending people "stay in their homes with doors locked".

Louise Kennedy, 75, who lives with her dog at 237 Brookside Drive, said the shooting began in the building next door at about 7 a.m. AT.

David MacCoubrey, who lives in Fredericton, told The Associated Press that he heard about 20 shots.

CNN network partner CTV said its reporter there said "police appeared to be focused on one particular residence" and that he heard four shots during a five-minute stretch. Wives of other police officers had reached out to offer their support, while others had stopped by with food and coffee, she said. He was killed after an exchange of fire with police, who say they have yet to establish a motive.

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"We are all shocked and saddened to learn this morning of the ongoing tragic incident in Fredericton", Kenney said, calling it a "reminder of the risks our fearless men and women in uniform are willing to take every day to keep us safe".

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant tweeted his condolences to the victims and their families.

"We'll grieve, we'll get through this frightful tragedy", said Secord.

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

"Shocking and devastating news out of Fredericton this morning".

Earlier in the day he told CTV that that the shooting puts things in perspective, calling it a "tragic morning" in his province.

"The Fredericton police force, the RCMP and authorities are doing everything they can to ensure they undertake the investigation as rapidly as possible, and they're doing everything they can to notify the family of the victims", he said in an interview.

Due to the volume of calls, police have advised residents not to call the police station directly. They were identified as Lawrence Robert Costello, 45, and Sara Mae Helen Burns, 43.

In the wake of the Toronto bloodshed, the city council voted overwhelmingly to urge the federal government to ban the sale of handguns in the city.

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