Fredericton Police Have One Person In Custody After Mass Shooting Leaves 4 Dead, Including 2 Police Officers
A suspect is in custody after a mass shooting in Fredricton.
This morning a mass shooting occurred in Fredericton New Brunswick leaving at least 4 people dead according to police.
It set off a massive police manhunt for who was responsible for the incident.
Police in Fredericton have just announced on Twitter that they have apprehended a suspect in the shooting and currently have the individual in their custody.
UDPATE: At this time we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody.— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 10, 2018
Police continue to have the Brookside area contained for the foreseeable future as the investigation is ongoing.
Please continue to avoid the area and follow us for the facts.
Police have not said how old, or what gender the suspect is.
The investigation is still ongoing according to police, who have contained the area.
Police are still telling people in the area to stay inside and not to leave their house unless police say it is ok.
Fredericton Police are responding Brookside Drive area. The public is asked to avoid the area and stay in their homes with doors locked at this time for their safety.— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 10, 2018
The suspect was arrested about 2 hours after the incident started when people in the area heard multiple gunshots.
Police have not said what kind of weapon(s) the suspect used in the incident.
Police are also asking people not to post any information on social media about any police tactics they see so that anyone they are still looking for cannot learn the whereabouts of police.
IMPORTANT: Please do not post information about the position or activities of police or first responders.— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 10, 2018
We are still working an active incident. We will release confirmed information as soon as we can.
Prime minister Justin Trudeau has sent out a tweet commenting on the situation saying, "my heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning’s shooting."
Awful news coming out of Fredericton. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this morning’s shooting. We’re following the situation closely.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 10, 2018
The investigation is still ongoing but police now say that 2 of the dead are Fredericton Police officers.
Of the four people killed in this morning's shootings on Brookside Drive, two were Fredericton Police officers. No names are being released at this time. Please appreciate this is a difficult time for their families and our colleagues. We will provide more info when we can.— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 10, 2018
The names of the victims will not be released at this time say police.