Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

Four dead after shooting in Canada

Four dead after shooting in Canada

Earlier Friday morning, police were asking people in the area to stay inside with their doors locked, and not to post information on social media about the position or activities of police.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility but Canadian police said they had no evidence the group was behind the shooting.

"These situations unfortunately rip the heart and soul out of both the police department and the community in which they occur", said Clement. Wait for updates from police, ' the Fredericton Fire Department said on Twitter.

David MacCoubrey, who lives in Fredericton, told The Associated Press that he heard about 20 shots. Canada's largest city has had 241 shooting incidents this year, resulting in 30 deaths, a 30 percent increase in fatalities.

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The circumstances of the shooting in the capital of New Brunswick province, home to about 60,000 people, were not immediately clear. That CBC report adds that there has been massive emergency services response to the area, including police, paramedics and firefighters.

Fredericton Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigate apartment complex which was the scene of a shooting incident in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada August 10, 2018.

"We are not in the area, but we are only keeping our doors locked as a precaution", she said.

The town of Fredericton is located about 70 miles from the USA border.

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The identities of the victims have not been released, but authorities said two of the people killed were police officers.

Growing gun violence in recent years has been an issue in Toronto, Canada's most populous city.

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