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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 Canada….

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 cousin… Authorities are still searching for a possible motive… 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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