BREAKING: Armed Man Shoots 5 Canadian Police Officers Killing 3
Last night a man wearing camo and armed with what appears to be at least 2 rifles, shot and killed 3 members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
The man was still at large as of 4:00am last night (we will update the situation as soon as we are back online and have news).
According to CNN,
“Shooter still believed to be in Pinehurst Subdivision area of Moncton. Stay locked inside. Leave outdoor lights on,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick tweeted early Thursday morning.
Police sent other warnings Wednesday night to those in Moncton, a city of just over 100,000 people some 90 miles (150 kilometers) northeast of St. John and 150 miles north of Halifax.
“Stay safe. Motorist stay away from area,” another tweet read.
The RCMP has identified the suspect as 24-year-old Justin Bourque, warning that the Moncton resident should be considered armed and dangerous.
The New York Daily News is reporting that an area hospital is also treating a third victim. It is unclear if this is another police officer.
Gun laws are fairly strict in Canada. You need to have a license (which can vary depending on what type(s) of firearms you wish to own) just to own firearms and certain types of firearms are banned from ownership. Concealed carry is virtually non-existent to average citizens in Canada for the most part.