Four people have been killed in a shooting in the Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Police have warned people living in the area to lock their doors and others to stay away from the neighbourhood due to the active, “ongoing” scene.
Police tweeted: “Please continue to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road. An incident has resulted in at least four people killed.”
Earlier they wrote: “Re: Shooting. At this time, we can confirm multiple fatalities. The incident is ongoing. More information will be available when we can. Please continue to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road.”
Another tweet said: “Fredericton Police are responding Brookside Drive area. The public is asked to avoid the area and stay in their homes with doors locked at this time for their safety.”
A worker at a nearby Tim Hortons coffee and doughnut shop told CBC News that staff had locked the doors so customers can’t get in or out amid the police activity outside.
Police received so many calls about the incident that they asked people to stop calling the police station directly, and to dial 911 if it was an emergency.
Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick, a province in Atlantic Canada, and is home to about 58,000 people.