Fredericton Police Confirm Four Dead In Shooting Incident

Fredericton Police Confirm Four Dead In Shooting Incident

Police in the eastern city of Fredericton asked people to stay indoors after four people died in an 'incident'.

"More information will be available when we can confirm", Fredericton police tweeted. The cause of shooting in the capital of New Brunswick province was not immediately known.

Fredericton is a city of roughly 58,000 about 75 miles from the ME border. "Please continue to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road".

MacCoubrey says three gunshots woke him up, and as many as 17 more have been fired between that time and around 8:30 a.m. 'It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop'.

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The Canadian broadcaster CBC reported that the shooting happened in a residential area of the city and that paramedics and firefighters were on the scene.

"Doors are locked and everybody's inside", he said.

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

Last month, a gunman walked down a busy Toronto street, killing two people and wounding 13 before turning his gun on himself.

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