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Police charge man in Canada shooting

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Published on August 11, 2018 - Duration: 01:10s

Police charge man in Canada shooting

Police charged 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond with four counts of first degree murder in the deaths of four people, including two police officers, and identified the civilians killed in a shooting on Friday in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton.

Colette Luke has more.

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Police charge man in Canada shooting

Police charged 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond with four counts of first degree murder Saturday in Friday's shooting that left four people dead in the small city of Fredericton in eastern Canadaโ€ฆ.

The officers - 43-year-old Sara Mae Burns and 45-year-old Lawrence Robb Costello - were killed after responding to a report of shots fired early Friday morning at an apartment complex and then finding two victims on the ground.

Those victims include a 32-year-old woman identified as Bobbie-Lee Wright and a 42-year-old man identified as Donald Adam Robichaud.

Robichaud, who is a father of three, had recently begun a new relationship with Wright, according to Robichaud's cousinโ€ฆ Authorities are still searching for a possible motiveโ€ฆ Fredericton shooting comes just three weeks after a gunman walked down a busy Toronto street, killing two people and wounding 13 others before taking his own life.

A spate of recent shootings has sparked a debate in Canada about a weapons ban in cities.

Canada has strict gun laws, but a proliferation of weapons has led to an increase in gun-related crimes in recent years.

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