Fredericton Canada shooting: Four dead as suspect arrested; locals advised to remain indoors as a search continues

New Brunswick Canada Shooting - 'An incident has resulted in at least four people killed. The public is asked to avoid the area and stay in their homes with doors locked'


                            Fredericton Canada shooting: Four dead as suspect arrested; locals advised to remain indoors as a search continues

Law enforcement in Canada confirmed at least four deaths in a shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in the east of the country. Two officers were among Canada shooting victims, the police said.

Police responded to the incident around 7.30 am, and arrested the suspect just over two hours later.

"At this time we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody," Fredericton police said in a Twitter message. 



The circumstances of the shooting in the capital of New Brunswick province were not immediately known.



The shooting took place on Brookside Drive, a leafy thoroughfare on the city's north side. Locals have been advised to avoid the area and remain indoors with their doors locked as a search continues.

"The public is asked to avoid the area and stay in their homes with doors locked at this time for their safety," police tweeted.





 





Canadian broadcaster CBC reported deployment of firefighters and paramedics at the scene.

Fredericton has a population of about 60,000 is the capital of the New Brunswick province.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.