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2 police officers among 4 dead in shooting in Canada

Posted at 7:54 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 10:03:48-05

FREDERICTON, Canada (RNN) -  At least four people, including two city police officers, died in a shooting in Fredericton on Friday morning, the capital of New Brunswick, police reported.

A suspect has been arrested, and the investigation is ongoing, authorities reported.

"No names are being released at this time. Please appreciate this is a difficult time for their families and our colleagues. We will provide more info when we can," said Fredericton police on Twitter.

The CBC reported that a Tim Horton's near the shooting is locked down, and police and first responders are in the area of the violence, described as a residential area.

Though Canada doesn't have the level of gun violence as the U.S., the country has shootings. A mass shooting in Toronto in July killed two and injured 13.

In 2016, there were 223 gun-related slayings in Canada, according to the BBC. Gun ownership is federally regulated in Canada. 

In the U.S., gun violence kills about 11,000 people each year, Business Insider said.

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