At least 4 dead in New Brunswick shooting this morning

Emergency vehicles at the scene of the shooting in Fredericton Canada that left four dead. REUTERS

Emergency vehicles at the scene of the shooting in Fredericton Canada that left four dead. REUTERS

In Fredericton, a city of about 60,000 residents, people said they were stunned by the scene, which occurred as people were heading to work or dropping children at a day care center not far from the apartment complex where the shooting took place.

She also reported that people were being escorted out of the area by police. He was hiding on his kitchen floor.

David MacCoubrey says he awoke in his apartment on Brookside Drive around 7:07 a.m.

At least four people were killed in a shooting Friday in Fredericton, Canada, police said.

Canadian public 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.

One image he reposted said: "If you think it's OK to kill or attack police officers, unfollow me now".

Fredericton is a city of roughly 58,000 about 75 miles from the ME border.

Business owners and their employees also found themselves at loose ends while police blanketed the area.

Goodale said the RCMP are standing at the ready should the Fredericton police need any more additional help.

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He called 911, then he heard more shots and he looked out his window and saw two police officers on the ground.

Fitch said she had reached out to Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team, which investigates police-involved shootings.

Fredericton Police just sent out a tweet saying the threat is over and all lockdowns have been lifted.

"He is phenomenal as a father, he is very generous with his time and loved my children just as though they were his own", she said.

Three gunshots woke him up, he said, and two more were fired within the next three minutes.

"Awful news coming out of Fredericton", Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter. "During this hard time, our thoughts are also with the courageous women and men on the front lines working to keep us safe", Gallant said.

This undated photo provided by Fredericton Police Force shows Const. Robb Costello.

Four years ago, three officers died and two others were wounded in a shooting in the New Brunswick city of Moncton.

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