VIDEO SHOWS: SCREENSHOTS OF TWEETS POSTED BY THE FREDERICTON POLICE AFTER A SHOOTING IN THE CITY / STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT SCENE OF SHOOTING RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA (AUGUST 10, 2018) (KEV BORQUE - PART MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY KEV BORQUE.
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STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES AT SCENE OF SHOOTING INTERNET (AUGUST 10, 2018) (TWITTER/@CityFredPolice - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 2.
SCREENSHOT OF TWEET POSTED BY FREDERICTON POLICE, READING (English): "Fredericton Police are responding Brookside Drive area.
The public is asked to avoid the area and stay in their homes with doors locked at this time for their safety." 3.
SCREENSHOT OF TWEET POSTED BY FREDERICTON POLICE, READING (English): "Re: Shooting.
At this time, we can confirm multiple fatalities.
The incident is ongoing.
More information will be available when we can.
Please continue to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road." 4.
SCREENSHOT OF TWEET POSTED BY FREDERICTON POLICE, READING (English): "Please continue to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road.
An incident has resulted in at least four people killed.
More information will be available when we can confirm." 5.
SCREENSHOT OF TWEET POSTED BY FREDERICTON POLICE, READING (English): "IMPORTANT: Please do not post information about the position or activities of police or first responders.
We are still working an active incident.
We will release confirmed information as soon as we can." STORY: At least four people were killed in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton and one person was taken into custody, police said on Friday (August 10).
Police in Fredericton, a city of about 56,000 that is the capital of the province of New Brunswick, said in a post on Twitter the incident was continuing and there were multiple fatalities.
In 2014 in another mass shooting in Moncton, New Brunswick, three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were killed and two more were wounded.
At the time, the incident was one of the worst of its kind in Canada, where gun laws are stricter than they are in the United States and deadly attacks on police are rare.
But a proliferation of weapons has led to an increase in gun crimes in recent years.
Last month, a gunman walked down a busy Toronto street, killing two people and wounding 13 others before turning his weapon on himself.
On Thursday (August 9), Ontario pledged more money for police and to keep suspects behind bars while they await trial on gun crimes charges, as the Canadian province grapples with rising shootings involving domestically obtained weapons.