JUST IN: Four Dead, Including Two Police Officers, In Early Morning Shooting

Ashley (Kimber)

A Friday morning in the Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, has left four dead, including two police officers.

One suspect in custody, though we don’t know if he acted alone.

Residents of the Canadian city are shocked this happened in their home – saying this is the first time violent crime has affected the 58,000-resident city.

According to Fox News:

“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.

The department urged everyone to stay in their homes and lock their doors:

CTV News spoke to a woman who was escorted from her residence in the area and she told the station she heard what appeared to be gunshots. The media outlet reported police were talking to residents in the area asking what they heard/witnessed on Friday morning.

One witness reported hearing “about 20 shots.”

David MacCoubrey, who lives in Fredericton, said he heard about 20 shots and was hiding on his kitchen floor.

“I’m on my floor,” he told the Associated Press in a phone interview. “The cops have come through my place. They have searched all the apartments in the building. It sounded like it started in the courtyard area.”

MacCoubrey said police have been searching the buildings, and he’s been sitting away from windows.

Travis Hrubeniuk said his fiancée had just left for work around 7:45 a.m. local time when he began hearing a steady stream of sirens.

Hrubeniuk said residents have been advised to stay inside with their doors locked. The quiet residential neighborhood, which has houses, grocery stores, a church and an elementary school, is the last place Hrubeniuk said he expected to encounter a dangerous situation.

“This is the first time I’ve even heard of any serious crime or violent crime in this city,” he said.

Justin Trudeau has responded with this tweet:

This is a developing story, so we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.