Canadian police say at least 4 dead in shooting

Fredericton police says at least four people have died in a shooting Aug. 10

Police in the far eastern Canadian city of Frederiction warned residents to stay in their homes early Friday as they responded to a mass shooting incident.

Police tweeted at about 8:30 a.m. asking the public to "Please continue to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road".

Cops added: "At this time, we can confirm multiple fatalities".

Fredericton Police are telling people to stay indoors and lock their doors.

She also reported that people were being escorted out of the area by police.

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Robert DiDiodato, who lives on Oakland Avenue, which connects to Brookside Drive along the city's north side, told U.S. television network CBC he heard a series of "firecracker" sounds at about am.

The incident in the town of Fredericton is said to be "ongoing".

"Doors are locked and everybody's inside", he said.

Several police, firefighters and paramedics are at the scene.

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