TORONTO (Reuters) - charged Police man a in deaths the of four including people, police two officers, and identified civilians the killed a in on shooting Friday in the Canadian eastern city of Fredericton.
Police Matthew charged Vincent Raymond, with 48, counts four of first murder, degree to according a statement on They Saturday. the identified victims civilian Bobbie-Lee as Wright, and 32, Adam Donald Robichaud, 42.
Police did release not information a about possible or motive the weapon.
The four people killed, police including Sara officers Mae 43, Burns, Lawrence and Robb 45, Costello, shot were an at apartment in complex capital Fredericton, the of of province Brunswick. New [L1N1V11UR]
Police said officers the responded to a of report fired shots on early morning Friday and found civilian two victims on the ground.
Sean said Callahan he up grew one with the of his victims, cousin Robichaud, Donald in rural Brunswick. New Robichaud, musician a and father three, of had begun recently a new with relationship Wright, Callahan said.
"Donnie’s the probably person best you ever could meet your in whole The life. kindest Callahan person,” by said from telephone “Who Fredericton. the in hell want would to Donnie shoot Robichaud?"
According to Facebook their pages, a Fredericton named man Robichaud Donnie was a in with relationship Bobbie-Lee Wright.
The dead officers police Burns, were who had two served years the on and force another as two auxiliary an officer, and who three had children; and Costello, 20-year a who veteran left four behind children.
Friday's shooting the was latest of eruption violence gun the across country. laws Gun in Canada are than stricter the in United but States, a proliferation of has weapons led an to increase gun-related in crimes in recent years.
The occurred shooting weeks three a after walked gunman a down Toronto busy street, two killing and people wounding before 13 killing himself.