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Emergency vehicles are seen at the Brookside Drive area in Fredericton, Canada on Aug. 10 in this picture obtained from social media. Photo by Kev Bourque/via Reuters

Canadian police say at least 4 dead in shooting

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick — Police in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick said Friday at least four people have been killed and one suspect is in custody after a shooting.

Fredericton police are asking residents to avoid the area and stay in their homes. The circumstances of the shooting are unclear, but police said on Twitter that the “incident is ongoing.”

They were also asking people on Facebook not to use social media to report on police locations.

David MacCoubrey, who lives in Fredericton, said he has heard about 20 shots including two in the last few minutes. He was hiding on his kitchen floor.

He awoke in his apartment on Brookside Drive around 7 a.m. local time to the sound of three gunshots 33 feet (10 meters) from his bed.

MacCoubrey said his apartment complex has four buildings in a square, and it sounded like the shots were coming from the middle of the complex.

He said police have been searching the complex, and he’s been sitting away from windows.

He said the police searched his apartment.

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