Canadian police have charged a person over the deaths of two law enforcement officials and two civilians in a capturing that struck a nerve in a rustic that has been hit in current months by a number of incidents of mass violence.
Police within the jap metropolis of Fredericton, New Brunswick, mentioned in a press release Saturday that Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, was arrested and charged with 4 counts of first-degree homicide.
Horizon Well being, which delivers take care of New Brunswick’s Division of Well being, mentioned that Raymond was the one individual being handled for accidents associated to the capturing.
He is because of seem in courtroom August 27.
The victims have been recognized as Laptop Robb Costello, 45, Laptop Sara Burns, 43, Donnie Robichaud, 42, and Bobbie-Lee Wright, 32.
Robichaud and Wright had been in a relationship, in accordance with Fb and Robichaud’s cousin, Sean Callahan, who mentioned that they had simply acquired collectively at first of August.
No motive has been disclosed.
Fredericton’s deputy police chief Martin Gaudet mentioned the 2 officers had been responding to calls of pictures fired at an house advanced.
He mentioned they arrived and noticed two useless civilians earlier than being shot and killed themselves.
The capturing comes as Canada wrestles with a string of violent acts, together with an incident in Toronto final month the place a person with a handgun opened fireplace in a crowded a part of the town, killing two individuals and wounding 13 earlier than he died within the confrontation.
In April, a person who linked himself to a misogynistic on-line neighborhood used a van to run down pedestrians in a busy a part of Toronto, killing 10 individuals and injuring 14.
Authorities are additionally nonetheless pursuing leads in an ongoing investigation of a serial killer who has been charged with killing eight males within the metropolis lately.
In 2014, a capturing in Moncton, New Brunswick left three Royal Canadian Mounted Cops useless and two wounded.