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At least four people killed in shooting at Canadian city Fredericton

At least four people killed in shooting at Canadian city Fredericton

The incident in the town of Fredericton is said to be "ongoing".

Fredericton is in New Brunswick province, about 50 miles northeast of the US border with Maine.

It happened in the Brookside Drive area where there are a number of shops and houses. More information will be available when we can.

UDPATE: At this time we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody.

Some residents say they heard the gunshots just after 7am, and more fired since. She said she heard a "crack, crack, crack, four in a row" in rapid succession.




The police urged people to stay inside and lock doors.

The Canadian broadcaster CBC reported that the shooting happened in a residential area of the city and that paramedics and firefighters were on the scene.

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

The Winnipeg native, who lives immediately off Brookside, said residents have been advised to stay inside with their doors locked.