Canada gun attack: Man charged after four killed in New Brunswick


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Robb Costello was the daddy of 4 and Sara Burns the mom of three

A person has been charged with 4 counts of homicide after two law enforcement officials and two civilians had been shot lifeless in New Brunswick in Canada on Friday morning.

Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, was arrested after the capturing locked down the provincial capital, Fredericton.

It was the deadliest day for the Canadian police drive in 4 years.

The officers had been shot after responding to stories of a gun poking out of a window and two our bodies mendacity in a courtyard outdoors.

The officers have been named as Constable Robert (Robb) Costello, 45, and Constable Sara Burns, 43.

Constable Costello was a father of 4 and a 20-year police drive veteran. Constable Burns had been on the drive for 2 years, after serving as an auxiliary officer, and was married with three youngsters.

Halifax police chief Jean-Michel Blais tweeted: “To the kids of Sara Burns and Robb Costello, I want you peace and luxury this evening.”

Gun management calls

The 2 residents killed had been Donald Adam Robichaud, 42, and 32-year-old Bobbie Lee Wright.

Mr Robichaud’s cousin Sean Callahan instructed CityNews Edmonton: “The man was so likable, like I do not suppose he had anyone that hated him.” He mentioned Mr Robichaud was a father of three youngsters and was a musician in a number of native bands.

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A discover outdoors the Evangelist Anglican church in Fredericton

Police haven’t given full particulars of the incident however witnesses instructed media that officers had been known as to a low-rise, four-building residence complicated on Brookside Drive, within the north of the town, at about 07:00 (10:00 GMT) on Friday.

A cluster of pictures had been heard, the witnesses mentioned. The primary two police responders had been shot lifeless.

Closely armed police had been then known as to the scene and a few close by residents had been escorted to security. Different folks had been urged to remain indoors and a lockdown was enforced.

The suspect was later arrested in his flat.

The capturing was the worst for the Canadian police since Justin Bourque killed three officers in Moncton, New Brunswick, in June 2014.

However it additionally got here a number of weeks after a person killed a girl and a baby and injured 13 different folks in Toronto.

Canada has stricter gun management legal guidelines than the US, however the incident sparked renewed requires a ban on handguns.

Gun-related murders in Canada in 2016 had been up 23% on 2015.


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