At least 4 people dead in shooting, Canadian police say

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One suspect was in custody after at least four people were shot and killed Friday in the Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, police said.

It was unclear if authorities were seeking any other suspects.

“At this time we can confirm that we have one suspect in custody,” Fredericton Police tweeted.

Earlier Friday morning officials tweeted to caution residents to avoid Brookside Drive due to an “ongoing incident.” Later, police confirmed four people had been killed in the incident. It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting.

Police urged residents to stay in their homes and lock their doors. First responders were on the scene. 

Residents told CBC News the gunshots sounded like popping noises. 

“With the tempo, it might’ve been a gunshot. It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop,” resident Robert Didiodato told CBC News. 

Didiodato said people were staying inside their homes and following the department’s instructions. 

CTV News spoke to a woman who were escorted from their residence in the area and told the station she heard what appeared to be gunshots on Friday morning.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for You can follow her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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