Charges have been laid in Friday’s Fredericton shooting that left four people dead.
A 48 year old man has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder.
Police have also released the names of the third and fourth victims
- 32 year old Bobbie Lee Wright
- 42 year old Donnie Robichaud
They join Fredericton Police officers 45 year old Lawrence Robert Costello and 43 year old Sara Mae Helen Burns.
Gunfire rang out around 7:00 Atlantic time Friday morning; Fredericton Police Officers were asking people in the area to stay inside with their doors locked, and not to post information on social media platforms about the position or activities of police.
Condolences for the victims came in from all over the country including in Simcoe County.
Our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters in @CityFredPolice and their families and the @CityFredGov . We stand united and behind you as a family and Country. #HeroesInLife https://t.co/iDqOtvn7de
— Barrie Police (@BarriePolice) August 10, 2018
Heart wrenching news from #Fredericton this morning, our prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of the 4 killed including the 2 @CityFredPolice officers who lost their lives in the line of duty #HeroesInLife pic.twitter.com/ELx305UuRk
— JVN (Vince) Hawkes (@OPPCommHawkes) August 10, 2018
The South Simcoe Police Service and our entire Emergency Services Community are saddened by the death of 2 Fredericton Police Officers this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and all those impacted by this tragic event. pic.twitter.com/U6IFqOKv4q
— Chief AndrewFletcher (@ChiefAFletcher) August 10, 2018
Sad and devastated to hear about what happened in Fredericton this morning. On behalf of all residents of #Barrie #Innisfil, hugs, comfort, and prayers to the families of the victims, the @CityFredPolice, and the @CityFredGov during this difficult and painful time. https://t.co/KH6liCaIi0
— John Brassard (@JohnBrassardCPC) August 10, 2018
Authorities say the Brookside Drive area on the city’s north side would be blocked off for the foreseeable future as the investigation is ongoing.