Four dead including two policemen in Canada

Gaudet said police entered the shooter's apartment in the residential area of ​​the city north of downtown and arrested a 48-year-old man. No other information was provided about the suspect or the events.

"It has been a very difficult day for our officers and the residents of our beautiful city when we accepted the violent death of four of our inhabitants in our city, two of whom, as you know, are officers," said Police Chief Leanne. Fitch

& # 39; Gun pointed out the window & # 39;

Public broadcaster CBC quoted Justin McLean, who lives in the area, saying: "I woke up and heard shots and looked out the window.

"The police were trying to put one of the officers in their vehicle to take them to a safe place," he said, adding that he tried to help, but the officers told him to take cover.

"I never saw the shooter, but I saw the barrel of his gun pointing through the window."

The mass shooting is the second in the province in recent years, and comes just weeks after a man opened fire on July 22 in a bustling district of Toronto, killing an 18-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl. when they wounded 13 other people.

A police officer blocks the area from a shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

A police officer blocks the area from a shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

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The incident sparked a public debate about the increase in gun violence and gangs in Canadian cities, and calls for a ban on small arms.

"The majority of crime rates (in Canada) are declining and have been declining for several decades, but incidents of gun violence have increased over the past five years," said the Minister of Public Safety, Ralph Goodale