Two Canadian Police Officers Are Dead After the Fredericton Mass Shooting - MTL Blog

Two Canadian Police Officers Are Dead After the Fredericton Mass Shooting

The news is heartbreaking.

News continues to break about the mass shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick this morning.

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Police responded to reports of gun fire on Brookside Drive around 7am on Friday August 10th.

Fredericton police later released a statement confirming that four people has been killed.

Unfortunately, the police department also moments ago confirmed that two of its own officers are among the dead.

The department has yet to release their identities as the investigation is ongoing.

Fortunately, a suspect is already in custody.

The area around the shooting is still on lockdown "for the foreseeable future" and police have urged residents to stay in their homes with their doors locked.

There is no word yet about a possible motive or if police are on the search for additional suspects.

This is the second mass shooting in Canada in one month. In July, three people died after a shooter opened fire on pedestrians in Toronto.

News continues to come out of Fredericton so stay tuned.

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