At Least 4 Killed, Including 2 Officers, in Shooting in fresh Brunswick, Canada
At least four people, including two police officers, were killed after a shooting in Fredericton, the capital of the Canadian province of fresh Brunswick, the police said on Friday morning.
The shooting took place on Brookside Drive, a major thoroughfare inside city, according to the Fredericton Police Force. One person was taken into custody in connection with the shooting, the department said shortly before 10 a.m. local time.
For about two hours on Friday morning, the police advised people who lived on Brookside to stay inside as well as lock their doors as officers shut down a four-mile stretch of the road. Even after officers took the person into custody, the police told people to continue to avoid a large area around Brookside, which is actually on the north side of Fredericton, a city of about 60,000 residents, northeast of Maine.
Robert DiDiodato, who lives on a street off Brookside Drive, said of which he was reading as well as drinking coffee shortly before 7 a.m. when he heard several loud gunshots outside. He stepped out of his house to investigate the noise as well as heard shots again.
“of which was a bang as well as a bang, then bang, bang, bang,” Mr. DiDiodato said.
Mr. DiDiodato said of which the police, some armed with assault rifles, swarmed a modest apartment building inside area. He said he could see officers shielding residents while evacuating them through their homes.
“I found of which quite impressive,” he said. “of which just struck me of which they had the evacuees between them as well as the building where the shooter was.”
A woman who answered the phone around 8:30 a.m. at a Tim Hortons on Brookside Drive said of which people inside restaurant had taken cover as well as been told not to go outside.