Canada shooting claims lives of 4, victims include police officers

Last Updated: Aug 10 2018 19:32

Police on Friday said that 4 people including two police officers, lost their lives in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton and one person was taken into custody.

Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the province of New Brunswick, said in a post on Twitter that the incident was under probe and there were multiple fatalities.

Another police tweet said two of the four people killed were police officers but gave no details and did not release the names of the victims. Local media images showed emergency vehicles converged on a tree-lined residential street.

“Awful news coming out of Fredericton,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter. “My heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning’s shooting. We’re following the situation closely.”