Several dead in shooting in Canada

Police Charge Man In Canada Shooting Victims Identified

Police Charge Man In Canada Shooting Victims Identified

At least four people were killed Friday morning in a shooting in Canada's eastern city of Fredericton, police said.

Another police tweet said one person had been taken into custody and was being treated for "serious injuries related to ... shooting". It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting.

That CBC report adds that there has been massive emergency services response to the area, including police, paramedics and firefighters. They later asked residents to keep their doors locked as a safety precaution.

In a tweet, police acknowledged that two of those killed were from their department and that no names are being released at this time.

Fredericton resident Robert DiDiodata said he heard a series of "firecracker" sounds around 7am (8pm AEST).

Rachel LeBlanc, who was sheltering in place at a daycare center within the lockdown area on Brookside Drive, told CBC she heard gunshots shortly after arriving at work on Friday.

He said police have been searching the buildings, and he's been sitting away from windows. "It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop", he said.

"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".

Last month, a gunman walked down a busy Toronto street, killing two people and wounding 13 before turning his gun on himself.

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