Eli Ridder | Report
Four individuals were killed as the result of a shooting in Canada’s eastern city of Fredericton on Friday morning and a sole suspect has been brought into custody.
Fredericton Police told residents in a tweet to avoid the Brookside Drive area as they “investigate an ongoing incident” shortly before 7 a.m. ET, and followed up with continuing updates.
Two of those killed were police officers, but no names have been given at this time for the victims or suspect.
Authorities were using Twitter to provide updates on the incident, but the local police chief, Leanne Fitch, Mayor Mike O’Brien and members of city council will hold a 3:30 p.m. local time, or 2:30 p.m. ET, news conference to discuss the shooting.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says that the Fredericton police are leading an investigation into the shooting, aided by the Royal Canadian amounted Police.
Police, firefighters and paramedics were at the scene, and some businesses followed police instructions to lock their doors.
Fredericton is the provincial capital of New Brunswick with a population over 60,000 and is known for its two universities.
Earlier this year, a van attack in Toronto killed 10 and injured 16 in an incident claimed by Islamic State, but without evidence.
More details to follow. Featured Image from the CBC.