UPDATE: Fallen Officers Identified In Fredericton ShootingAugust 10, 2018 4:43pm
Police in Fredericton, New Brunswick have identified the two police officers killed in Friday morning’s shooting.
Fredericton Police Chief Leanne Fitch says the two officers who fell are Robb Costello, 45, and Sara Burns, 43.
Our deepest condolences to the families of our fallen members 45-year-old Lawrence Robert Costello and 43-year-old Sara Mae Helen Burns and the other victims in this morning's shootings. pic.twitter.com/9TeWn5OqWx
— Fredericton Police (@CityFredPolice) August 10, 2018
The other two victims have not been publicly identified, but police say they are an adult man and an adult woman. A local hospital has reported treating an unknown number of victims, though police have not confirmed how many people were injured in the shooting.
The incident occurred early Friday morning at an apartment complex on Brookside Dr. in the city’s north end.
Witnesses say they were awakened around 7am local time by the sound of gun shots. More gun shots were fired since then. Police immediately put the area on lockdown and asked residents to stay away. The lockdown was lifted around 11am.
Officers surrounded the area and tried to talk to the suspect. A 48-year-old man was taken into custody about two hours later. He is being treated for serious injuries.
Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the victims.
Our hearts are broken by the murder of our two brave police officers. In this time of shock and grief, let us all protect their families.
— Mike O'Brien (@mikeobrien_fton) August 10, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also weighed in on the incident.
Canadians across the country were shocked to wake up to news of the shooting in Fredericton. We mourn with everyone who has lost a loved one, and wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery. Full statement: https://t.co/9WEbag7GgS
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 10, 2018
A prayer vigil for the victims is set for 7pm local time Friday at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in north Fredericton.