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At least 4 dead in Canadian shooting

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

Police said Brookside Drive between Main Street and Ring Road will remain closed "for the foreseeable future" to work the investigation.

At least four people were killed in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton and one person was taken into custody, police said on Friday.

In a tweet, police acknowledged that two of those killed were from their department and that no names are being released at this time.

Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000, said a suspect was in custody and being treated for serious injuries.

It is not yet clear how many shooters there are in this incident.

"It was scary", said Marlene Weaver, who was in bed on Friday morning when she heard shots.

"This sort of thing never happens here", Hill said.

Three gunshots woke him up, he said, and two more were fired within the next three minutes. "Doors are locked and everybody's inside".

Justin Mclean, who lives in the complex, said he tried to help.

There has been a shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick resulting in at least four deaths.

Days afterward the Toronto City Council voted to push the Canadian government to ban the sale of handguns and also for the provincial government to ban handgun ammunition sales within the city.

"Most crime rates (in Canada) are going down and have been going down for several decades. But the incidents of violence with firearms have been going up over the course of the last five years", Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said.

Police are at the scene and the incident is ongoing.

Multiple fatalities have been reported after an early morning shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

"Our hearts are broken by the murder of our two fearless police officers", Fredericton Mayor Mike O'Brien said in a tweet.

During the fracas some residents could be seen being escorted by police out of their homes, while a nearby daycare, coffee shop and other businesses were on lockdown.