Thu | Dec 13, 2018

4 killed, including 2 cops in Canada

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 9:59 AM
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FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Four people, including two police officers, were shot to death in an apartment complex in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton on Friday, and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said.

It was a rare instance of gun violence in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.

Fredericton police said they are not releasing the names of the slain officers yet.

Justin Mclean, who lives in the complex, said he tried to help.

“I just woke up and heard gunshots and I looked outside my window. There were basically three dead people laying there. It wasn’t a pretty sight,” Mclean told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

“The cops were trying to put one of the officers into the vehicle so they could take him out to safety.”

He said there had been fights in the apartment complex, but never anything like this.

David MacCoubrey, who also lives in the complex, said he heard about 20 shots and hid on his kitchen floor

“I’m on my floor,” he said in a phone interview.

“The cops have come through my place. They have searched all the apartments in the building. It sounded like it started in the courtyard area.”

He awoke in his apartment on Brookside Drive around 7 a.m. local time to the sound of three gunshots 33 feet (10 meters) from his bed.

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