Montreal: A suspect has been arrested after four people were killed on Friday in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said. Authorities urged people in the Brookside neighbourhood, where residents reported waking to the sounds of dozens of shots, to remain in their homes, describing it as an “active incident” on Twitter.
Around an hour after giving first word of the killings, a second message from police said, “At this time, we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody.” The circumstances of the shooting in the capital of New Brunswick province were not immediately known.
The Canadian broadcaster CBC said that the shooting happened in a residential area of the city north of downtown, and that heavily-armed police, paramedics and firefighters were on the scene. Police escorted people from their homes.
On July 22, a man had opened fire in Toronto, killing a woman, 18, and a girl, 10, and wounding 13 others. The IS claimed had responsibility of the attack.
(With agency inputs)