At Least Four Killed in Canada Shooting

At Least Four Killed in Canada Shooting

At Least Four Killed in Canada Shooting

Two Fredericton police officers are among the four people killed during Friday morning's shooting in New Brunswick.

Fredericton police are asking residents to avoid the area and stay in their homes, but the circumstances of the shooting are unclear.

Authorities described the shooting as an "active incident". Police said further information would be provided when more details are confirmed. It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting.

The incident is ongoing with the gunman is still on the run.

According to the force's Twitter account, police units responded to an "ongoing incident" on Brookside Drive at around 7:30 a.m.

The shooter was identified as Faisal Hussain, 29.

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He said the police searched his apartment.

Police have urged people to avoid the area.

Witnesses spoke of hearing four shots ring out from an address on Brookside Drive around 8.20am local time. "It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop", Mr DiDiodato said.

Fredericton resident David MacCoubrey told The Associated Press he heard as many as 20 gunshots and was hiding on his kitchen floor as police investigated.

Fredericton has a population of about 58,000 and is located just northeast of Maine.

CNN network partner CTV said its reporter there said "police appeared to be focused on one particular residence" and that he heard four shots during a five-minute stretch. "Doors are locked and everybody's inside".

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