At least 4 dead in Fredericton after Brookside Drive-area shooting

At least 4 dead in Fredericton after Brookside Drive-area shooting

At least four people are dead after an early-morning shooting in a residential area of Fredericton. 

Police are telling residents to avoid the Brookside Drive area as they “investigate an ongoing incident.” They confirmed in a tweet there were four fatalities.

“More information will be available when we can confirm,” Fredericton police tweeted. 

They said residents should stay in their homes “with doors locked at this time for safety.”

CBC contacted employees at the Tim Hortons on Douglas Avenue and they said they have locked their doors so customers can’t exit or enter.

Robert DiDiodato lives on Oakland Avenue, which connects to Brookside Drive along the city’s north side.

The Fredericton resident said he heard a series of “firecracker” sounds around 7 a.m.

“With the tempo, it might’ve been a gunshot,” he said. “It was sort of like a pop, pop, pop, pop.”

About five minutes later, he could hear similar noises near his home.

“Doors are locked and everybody’s inside,” he said.

Several police, firefighters and paramedics are at the scene.

More to come

Published at Fri, 10 Aug 2018 07:07:35 -0400