Fredericton Police Confirm Four Dead In Shooting Incident

A shooting in a small Canadian city Friday that left four people dead including two police officers who were responding to call of shots fired struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass violence

Fredericton police say two officers were among four people who died in a shooting today. One person has been arrested in relation to the shooting.

"Please appreciate this is a hard time for their families and our colleagues", the force tweeted, adding that more information would be released when they're able.

New Brunswick is one of Canada's eastern Maritime provinces.

He said police have been searching the buildings, and he's been sitting away from windows.

The Fredericton police said in a post on Twitter the incident was ongoing and there were multiple fatalities.

The shooter was identified as Faisal Hussain, 29. They said the investigation is ongoing and the suspect is being treated for serious injuries.

CTV said Moore reported that "police escorted people from their homes" after announcing a suspect was in custody.

Police Force shows Sara Burns. A shooting in a small Canadian city Friday Aug. 10 2018 that left several people dead including Burns and another police officer who were responding to call of shots fired stru
Fredericton Police officer Sara Burns. | Fredericton Police Force via AP

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

The shootings took place on Brookside Drive, a leafy thoroughfare on the city's north side.

The Fredericton resident said he heard a series of "firecracker" sounds around 7 a.m.

Fredericton is a city of roughly 58,000 about 75 miles from the ME border.

"With the tempo, it might've been a gunshot", he said.

"It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop".

He heard similar sounds about five minutes later, near his home, he said. Stay inside, lock your doors.

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