At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

Police in the New Brunswick city of Fredericton say at least four people are dead after a shooting incident.

The suspect was being treated for "serious injuries" related to the shooting incident, police said. When she was hired, police told reporters how excited they were to have her on patrol because she was from the area.

Speaking to Global News, another resident, Dave MacCoubrey, said that he could have heard as many as 17 shots coming about 30 feet from his bed. He was hiding on his kitchen floor.

He awoke in his apartment on Brookside Drive around 7 a.m. local time to the sound of gunshots 33 feet (10 meters) away.

Then came word from police that "of the four people killed in this morning's shootings on Brookside Drive, two were Fredericton police officers".

"He loved being a police officer and he lived for being a police officer", she said. They have searched all the apartments in the building.

The town of Fredericton is located about 70 miles from the USA border.

She said police were not in a position to release their names at this time. The local police have also tweeted asking the local population to avoid calling the police station directly due to a high volume of calls.

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Police asked residents to stay in their homes and lock their doors.

After he had spotted a man in the back parking lot and called 9-1-1, MacCoubrey heard more gunfire and looked out a window again and saw two police officers on the ground.

The shooting took place in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick.

The hospital tweeted at 11:06 a.m. that it was treating multiple victims of the shooting, but Gaudet did not confirm that anyone else had been shot at the scene.

Reports from New Brunswick indicate that the fallen police officers were 45-year-old Robb Costello and 43-year-old Sara Burns.

"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.

Bill Blair, a former Toronto police chief who just last month was tapped to serve as Trudeau's minister of border security and organized crime reduction, offered comfort directly to Fredericton's police chief.

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