Fredericton Police Confirm Four Dead In Shooting Incident

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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.

- Police in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick said Friday that one suspect is in custody after at least four people, including two police officers, were killed in a shooting.

Ms. McLean said her partner had planned to retire in the next six to seven years. "I was just absorbing the whole thing", she said, noting her cat also knew something was wrong.

"You never hear about anything like that around here".

The shooting occurred as many people, such as local resident Rachel LeBlanc, were on their way to work.

CBC reported that police evacuated an apartment block near the man's house shortly after 9 am.

One block down the road from 200 block area is a small strip-mall with a Subway and a Tim Hortons.

Earlier this year, Burns and her husband raised money for Liberty Lane, an organization that provides housing for women and children affected by domestic violence.

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Donavan said police did not contact her but she heard from someone else by noon that the lockdown had been lifted. She remembered him as a hard worker, compassionate and gentle - traits that were apparent in cases involving children who had suffered harm.

"It's just unbelievable", she told CTV News Channel. No one was to leave. "It's awful. It could be any of us at any time", Forget said. "It takes you back to the shooting in Moncton".

Police tweeted: "We are asking people to avoid the area of Brookside Drive this morning due to an ongoing incident".

"These things need to happen in the proper sequence. Now it happened here", Gamon said with a sad shrug.

It is rare in Canada for police officers to be killed in the line of duty.

For some, the terror began from the moment they opened their eyes.

Burns went into policing after earning a bachelor of arts degree from Fredericton's St. Thomas University with a major in criminology in 2014, according to city records.

"It's not something that we expect in Fredericton to wake up and hear about".

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