At Least 4 Dead in Shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Police officers survey the area of a shooting in Fredericton N.B. on Friday

On Jul 22, a gunman walked down a busy Toronto street, killing two people and wounding 13 others before turning his weapon on himself.

Area resident Robert DiDiodato told the CBC that he heard sounds like a "firecracker" at around 7am.

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant also cited the fearless work of first responders in a statement of his own.

The shooting left two more people dead - both civilians, a man and woman - but police have not released their identities. "Being on lockdown was very weird because I leave my door unlocked most of the time".

A large group of Fredericton police officers were gathered early Friday afternoon outside the Chalmers hospital, and appeared to be consoling each other.

Police say there is no further threat to public safety, however the crime scene is still contained as officers continue their investigation.

David MacCoubrey was asleep in his apartment on Brookside Drive when three shots echoed through the morning calm mere metres from his bed.

Witnesses described to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) seeing the barrel of a rifle or shotgun poking out from the window of a low-rise apartment building and firing into a courtyard, while the bodies of two officers lay on the ground nearby.

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Donavan said she has lived in her apartment for almost four years and that the area is very peaceful.

Some residents say they heard the gunshots just after 7am, and more fired since.

"I saw Robb always go out of his way to make sure people felt included and no one was made to feel badly".

"I offer my condolences, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families".

UDPATE: At this time we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody. Employees answering calls in both businesses said they were following company policies to sit tight and not comment to media.

Scott Hill lives and works just steps from the crime scene.

A vigil was held Friday evening where more than 100 mourners packed into St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church.

An overnight 28-hour manhunt ensued and Justin Bourque, 24, of Moncton, was arrested June 6.

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