Canada shooting: Several dead in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Brookside Drive is the scene of an ongoing incident. Pic Google Street View

Brookside Drive is the scene of an ongoing incident. Pic Google Street View

There has been a shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick resulting in at least four deaths.

The Fredericton police said in a post on Twitter the incident was ongoing and there were multiple fatalities.

Few details are available, but police were asking residents in the Brookside Drive area to stay in their homes with the doors locked.

CBS News reported that police in the city of Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, asked residents to shelter in place on Friday morning.

Fredericton is located about 50 miles northeast of the USA border with Maine.

MacCoubrey says three gunshots woke him up, and as many as 17 more have been fired between that time and around 8:30 a.m.

"It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop".

Stay inside, lock your doors.

About five minutes later, he could hear similar noises near his home.

Police called it an "active incident". But a proliferation of weapons has led to an increase in gun crimes in recent years.

Four people have died in a shooting in Canada.

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