Fredericton police confirm two of the four people killed in a shooting on the city’s north side Friday morning are their officers.
“No names are being released at this time. Please appreciate this is a difficult time for their families and our colleagues. We will provide more info when we can,” the force posted on social media.
Police say they have one suspect in custody and that the suspect is being treated for serious injuries “related to this morning’s shooting incident.”
At 11:04 a.m. AT, they confirmed there was no further threat to the public and that lockdowns were not required.
They say, however, that they have the Brookside Drive area contained “for the foreseeable future” as the investigation continues.
“The public is asked to avoid the area and stay in their homes with doors locked at this time for their safety,” police posted on social media.
Police asked people to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road.
Tim Morehouse, a resident of an apartment complex on Brookside Drive, told The Canadian Press that he heard someone shout, “shut up! shut up!” early Friday morning.
He said he heard two gunshots, and then three more. He said he looked out his window and saw the body of a man on the ground, in the back parking lot of 237 Brookside Dr.
He said he called 911, then he heard more shots and he looked out his window and saw two police officers on the ground.
“Then two more happened within the first three minutes.”
He said he initially heard three gunshots but then heard as many as 17 more between the time he woke up and 8:30 a.m.
MacCoubrey said his apartment complex has four buildings in a square and it sounded like the shots were coming from the middle of the square. He noted police had been searching the complex and he was sitting on the floor of his home away from the windows.