4 dead in shooting in Canada

Posted at 7:50 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 04:45:17-04

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (RNN) - At least four people have died in a shooting in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, police reported.

"The public is asked to avoid the area and stay in their homes with doors locked at this time for their safety," police said. They describe the incident as ongoing.

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 injuring 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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