2 Fredericton police officers among 4 people killed in shooting, suspect in custody

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Published on : August 10, 2018 8:32

At least 4 killed in Fredericton shooting, public urged to stay home and lock doors
At least 4 killed in Fredericton shooting, public urged to stay home and lock doors

Police in Fredericton say they have one suspect in custody, after at least four people were killed in a shooting just outside the downtown core early on Friday.

Fredericton Police confirmed that two of the four people killed in the shooting are their officers.

They say, however, that they have the Brookside Drive area contained “for the foreseeable future” as the investigation continues.

According to the force’s Twitter account, police units responded to an “ongoing incident” on Brookside Drive at around 7:30 a.m.

For much of the morning, police had been urging the public to stay inside and lock their doors.

They were also asking people not to post information about the position or activities of police and first responders during this “active incident.”

Police are asking people to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between main and Ring Road.

They’re also asking people to refrain from calling the police station because of the high volume of calls.

Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais tweeted he has spoken to Fredericton Police Force’s chief to offer any support they needed.

Premier Brian Gallant issued a statement Friday morning following the arrest of the suspect.

“On behalf of all New Brunswickers, I offer my condolences, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. During this difficult time, our thoughts are also with the courageous women and men on the front lines working to keep us safe.”

Gallant went on to ask New Brunswickers to follow the instructions of law enforcement officials working in the area.