Witnesses describe hearing Fredericton shooting

Canadian Press - Affiliate - Friday, 10 August 2018

Four people were killed in a shooting in Fredericton on Friday morning, including two police officers.

One witness says she thought the gunshots were fireworks at first.

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Witnesses describe hearing Fredericton shooting

CAPTION: Four people were killed in a shooting in Fredericton on Friday morning, including two police officers.

One witness says she thought the gunshots were fireworks at first.

(August 10, 2018) 1.

SOUNDBITE: Tom Morehouse 2.

SOUNDBITE: Sarah Williams PLACELINE: Fredericton CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Fredericton police say two officers were among four people who died in a shooting Friday in a residential area on the city's north side.

One person was in custody, they said, and there was no further threat to the public.

Police said the names of the shooting victims were not yet being released.

"Please appreciate this is a difficult time for their families and our colleagues," the force tweeted, adding that more information would be released when they're able.

Police went to a residential complex in the Brookside Drive area at about 7 a.m.

AT Friday.

David MacCoubrey said he awoke in his Brookside Drive apartment at 7:07 a.m.

To the sound of gunshots "10 metres from my bed."

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