Two police officers among four people dead in New Brunswick shooting

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

The shooting occurred in the Brookside Drive area of the city of about 60,000 people, police said.

"Immediately, I thought of Justin Bourque, " Murray said, referring to the Moncton shooter.

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

One person was in custody, and there was no further threat to the public, police said.

"I might've been a gunshot", he said.

CTV said Moore reported that "police escorted people from their homes" after announcing a suspect was in custody. An incident has resulted in at least four people killed.

He said he first heard three gunshots that woke him up and then heard as many as 17 more between that time and 8:30 a.m.

"My heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning's shooting".

Police say the area will remain closed as the investigation is ongoing. "Obviously, we have no way of knowing at this time what the situation is, but there seems to be the same level of worry and fear".

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Travis Hrubeniuk said his fiancee had just left for work around 7:45 a.m. when he began hearing a steady stream of sirens.

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.

David MacCoubrey, who lives in Fredericton, said he heard about 20 shots and was hiding on his kitchen floor.

At least four people have been confirmed dead after a shooting in eastern Canada.

A memorial for the two slain officers has popped up at the police station in the city's downtown.

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.

Burns has been a constable with the Fredericton Police since March 2016, according to a Facebook post by her husband Steven Burns.

The shooting is said to have happened on Brookside Drive just after 7am local time (8pm AEST).

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