Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Multiple fatalities in Canada shooting, one suspect arrested

Canada shooting: Four dead in Fredericton as gunman on the run | Daily Star At Least Four Killed in Canada Shooting
Andrew Cummings | 11 August, 2018, 13:26

The circumstances of the shooting weren't immediately clear.

David MacCoubrey, who lives in Fredericton, said he has heard about 20 shots including two in the last few minutes. Locals have been advised to avoid the area and remain indoors with their doors locked as a search continues.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility but Canadian police said they had no evidence the group was behind the shooting. He said that police have been searching the complex floor-by-floor.

Costello, a detective known as Robb, worked on all manner of cases - from missing persons, robberies, street crimes, extortion, sex crimes - in Fredericton police's major crimes unit and while seconded to the RCMP's Internet child exploitation unit. She said she heard a "crack, crack, crack, four in a row" in rapid succession.

"I thought, 'Maybe it is something a little bit more than just noise, '" he said.

Then came word that the threat had been neutralized, the lockdown was lifted and the police cordon was shrunk to a few blocks: "We can confirm that there is no further threat to the public, and lockdowns are not required at this time".

Const. Sara Burns grew up in Fredericton and joined the local police force in 2015, soon after graduating from the Atlantic Police Academy.

Tim Morehouse said he heard the trouble before he saw it.

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New Brunswick had only three homicide shootings in 2016, according to Statistics Canada.

"That's when they (the officers) were shot", he said during a news conference.

As details surrounding the deadly shooting emerge, images from the scene are emerging as well.

Outside the scene, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant urged the public to be patient in waiting for answers.

"He is phenomenal as a father, he is very generous with his time and loved my children just as though they were his own", she said.

The CBC quoted Robert DiDiodato, who lives in the area, as saying he heard a series of "firecracker" sounds around 7 am.

Residents said the incident began at about 7 a.m.at an apartment complex on Brookside Drive. The Fredericton police said in a post on Twitter the incident was ongoing and there were multiple fatalities.

With Michelle McQuigge and Gabriele Roy in Toronto and Aly Thomson and Keith Doucette in Halifax.

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