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A man has been charged with four counts of murder after two police officers and two civilians were shot dead in New Brunswick in Canada on Friday morning. Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, was arrested after the shooting locked down the provincial capital, Fredericton.
It was the deadliest day for the Canadian police force in four years. The officers were shot after responding to reports of a gun poking out of a window and two bodies lying in a courtyard outside. Constable Costello was a father of four and a year police force veteran.
Constable Burns had been on the force for two years, after serving as an auxiliary officer, and was married with three children. Police have not given full details of the incident but witnesses told media that officers were called to a low-rise, four-building apartment complex on Brookside Drive, in the north of the city, at about GMT on Friday.
A cluster of shots had been heard, the witnesses said. The first two police responders were shot dead. Heavily armed police were then called to the scene and some nearby residents were escorted to safety. Other people were urged to stay indoors and a lockdown was enforced.
But it also came a few weeks after a man killed a woman and and injured 13 other people in Toronto. Canada has stricter gun control laws than the US, but the incidents have sparked renewed calls for a ban on handguns. Two killed in Toronto.
Canada moves to tighten gun laws. Image source, AFP. Gun control calls.
Image source, Reuters. The suspect was later arrested in his flat. Related Topics. Gun crime New Brunswick Canada.
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