4 Dead in Canada Shooting, including 2 Policemen

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Two police officers were among four people killed Friday in a shooting in eastern Canada and a suspect has been arrested, authorities said.

Authorities in the city of Fredericton urged people in the Brookside neighborhood, where residents reported waking to the sounds of dozens of shots, to remain in their homes, describing it as an "active incident" on Twitter.

Around an hour after giving first word of the killings, a second message from police said: "At this time, we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody."

"Police continue to have the Brookside area contained for the foreseeable future as the investigation is ongoing," police added.

Then came word from police that "of the four people killed in this morning's shootings on Brookside Drive, two were Fredericton police officers."

The circumstances of the shooting in the capital of New Brunswick province, home to about 60,000 people, were not immediately clear.

Canadian public broadcaster CBC said that the shooting happened in a residential area of the city north of downtown, and that heavily armed police, paramedics and firefighters were on the scene.

Witnesses described to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation seeing the barrel of a rifle or shotgun poking out from the window of a low-rise apartment and shots being fired into its courtyard.

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

"With the tempo, it might've been a gunshot," he said. "It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop."

He said that about five minutes later he could hear similar sounds near his home.

"Doors are locked and everybody's inside," he said, according to CBC. 

Another resident, who gave his name only as Justin, told the broadcaster: "I woke up and I heard gunshots and I looked outside my window.

- PM sends condolences -

"The cops were trying to put one of the officers in their vehicle to take them out to safety," he said.

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.

"Awful news coming out of Fredericton," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a Twitter message.

"My heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning’s shooting. We're following the situation closely," he said.

"On behalf of all New Brunswickers, I offer my condolences, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. During this difficult time, our thoughts are also with the courageous women and men on the front lines working to keep us safe," said New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant.

In 2014, three federal police officers were killed and two more were injured after responding to an emergency call about an armed man roaming a residential neighborhood of nearby Moncton, New Brunswick.

A 28-hour manhunt ensued before police caught up to the suspect and arrested him, in what was described as the second-deadliest attack on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) since four officers were ambushed on a Mayerthrope, Alberta farm in 2005.

More recently on July 22, a man opened fire in a bustling nightlife district of Toronto, killing an 18 year old woman and a 10 year old girl and wounding 13 other people.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility but Canadian police said they had no evidence the group was behind the shooting.

Comments 8
Thumb illiterate-Southern 6 days

Thank you southern for being patriotic and for posting using patriotic alias; one of my favorites for you.

I was shocked to learn from you that Israel was behind the killing in support of its regional ally Saudi Arabia.

It seems the Saudis are very sensitive to criticism. I must commend you on your support of democratic activists in Saudi Arabia who are in jail unjustly as you said. I also know you support democratic activists in Iran but not those who claim to be activists and are paid by the American-Israeli-Wahhabi axis.

I enjoy reading your comments. You are a breath of fresh air among the polluted crowds who cannot see further than their noses.

I respect your contributions to humanity and your innovative techniques in evaluating World Affairs.

Please, Keep Posting the World is Listening.

Thumb Mystic 6 days

This is what happens when you critisize Saudi Arabia. Wahabi attacks

Thumb s.o.s 6 days

Canada should deal with its refugees and asylum seekers instead of criticizing people trying to weaken the moderate MBS.

Thumb galaxy 6 days

this what happens when you criticize the iranian regime. Heretic attacks

Iranian diplomat, 5 others, arrested in plot to blow up anti-regime rally in Paris
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1331986/world

Austria strips Iranian of diplomatic status over bomb plot arrest
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/world/2018/07/03/austria-strips-iranian-of-diplomatic-status-over-bomb-plot-arrest/

An Iranian diplomat was arrested in a plot to blow up a massive ‘freedom’ event attended by Rudy Giuliani
https://www.businessinsider.my/iranian-diplomat-arrested-in-plot-to-blow-up-iranian-opposition-event-rudy-giuliani-2018-7/?r=US&IR=T

Thumb ashtah 6 days

A Canadian recently died in Iranian custody, but maybe you hadn’t heard. Kavous Seyed-Emami, a dual Iranian-Canadian national teaching in Tehran, was arrested in January and sent to the mullahs’ preferred torture chamber, Evin Prison, where he died this month. The charge was espionage, but Iran offered no evidence to support the claim. The regime now claims he committed suicide while in custody, but has offered no evidence of that, either. Authorities denied his family the opportunity to have an independent autopsy performed. We wonder why.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/np-view-a-canadian-appears-to-have-been-murdered-by-iran-ottawa-shrugs

Thumb warrior 6 days

You see he is a 'spy' and not a 'democratic activist' according to the shia troll above.

Thumb eagledawn 5 days

@Southern.....

"aren't you ashamed of yourself wasting people's time, zero contribution, naive."

Thumb eagledawn 5 days

"southern..... 42 minutes ago
Iran now is the only democratic country in the gulf"