Two cops among 4 killed in Canada shooting

Jammu & Kashmir govt revokes individual Arms Licenses Representational Image | Pixabay

A shooting incident in Canada's Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick province, on Friday resulted in the death of at least four people, including two police officers.

One suspect has been held, with the police saying that the situation is now under control, CNN reported. The police said the suspect was being treated for serious injuries. A local health official said multiple shooting victims were being treated at one hospital.

The incident took place in the city's Brookside Drive area, and the Fredericton Police confirmed via their official Twitter account that, "Of the four people killed in this morning's shootings on Brookside Drive, two were Fredericton Police officers." The incident gas led to calls for weapons bans in cities.

The police also said that there was "no further threat to the public," and "lockdowns are not required at this time," adding that they have the "crime scene contained, and will be working the investigation for some time."

In a statement, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant said, "We are all shocked and saddened to learn this morning of the ongoing tragic incident."

"I offer my condolences, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.

During this difficult time, our thoughts are also with the courageous women and men on the front lines working to keep us safe," Gallant said in the statement.

"At this time, I would ask New Brunswickers, particularly those in areas identified by police, to keep informed about the situation as it develops and follow the instructions of law enforcement officials working in the area," the statement added.

Friday’s shooting occurred three weeks after a gunman walked down a busy Toronto street, killing two people and wounding 13 before killing himself.

Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters the RCMP were assisting Fredericton authorities in the investigation.