2 Cops Dead After Shots Wake Quiet City

2 others killed in shooting in Canada's Fredericton
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 10, 2018 9:50 AM CDT
The names of the deceased have not been released.   (Getty Images/bjdlzx)

(Newser) – Canadian police say two of four people killed in a shooting in the eastern city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Friday morning are police officers. Fredericton police say one suspect is in custody, and they are not releasing the names of the slain officers yet. The shooting happened in an apartment complex in the city of 58,000, located just northeast of Maine. David MacCoubrey tells the AP he heard about 20 gunshots, beginning with the sound of three some 30 feet from his bed around 7am. "It sounded like it started in the courtyard area," he says, describing the apartment complex as four buildings in a square. He says officers searched all apartments in the building as he hid on his kitchen floor.

Another man who lives nearby says residents have been advised to stay inside with their doors locked. The quiet residential neighborhood, which has houses, grocery stores, a church and an elementary school, is the last place Travis Hrubeniuk says he expected to encounter a dangerous situation. "This is the first time I've even heard of any serious crime or violent crime in this city," he says. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant tweeted his condolences to the victims and their families. "During this difficult time, our thoughts are also with the courageous women and men on the front lines working to keep us safe," said Gallant. (A 2014 shooting 100 miles from Fredericton killed three RCMP officers.)

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