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(CTV News)   Active shooter situation in Canada has claimed the lives of two police officers and two civilians so far   ( atlantic.ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2018-08-10 07:52:17 AM  
That's not very polite, eh?
 
2018-08-10 07:52:36 AM  
The fark is wrong with people anymore.
 
2018-08-10 07:53:22 AM  
IT WAS THE LEGAL MARIJUANA
 
2018-08-10 07:53:43 AM  
is it too soon to talk about canada control, eh?

/hoser
 
2018-08-10 07:54:27 AM  
Well...it's been very hot and humid lately, and it is New Broomstick...

/Joking aside, this is sad.
 
2018-08-10 07:54:39 AM  
Some Yankee just popped across the border for some beer and light shooting
 
2018-08-10 07:55:19 AM  
BANG! "Soorry!" BANG! "Soorry!" BANG! "Soorry!" BANG! "Soorry!"
 
2018-08-10 07:55:41 AM  
Holy crap, that's near my cousin's place.

*excuse me, I need to make a phone call*
 
2018-08-10 07:56:16 AM  
I heard the gunshots from my window this morning, but didn't realize they were gunshots.  This happened about 200m away from my house I think.
 
2018-08-10 07:56:30 AM  
Sending the hopes and prayers, eh?

Canadian gun nut with Canadian flag and Canadian gun to show up for the Canadian TV cameras in 5...4...3...
/naw
 
2018-08-10 07:57:20 AM  
Was it Toronto? Winnipeg? Hamilton?

<open links>

Fredericton? WTF?
 
2018-08-10 07:58:07 AM  
We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.
 
2018-08-10 07:58:29 AM  
I am not amoosed that this is the first thing I read this morning
 
2018-08-10 07:59:04 AM  
Stay safe. I will consume some marvelous Picaroons beer in solidarity. I spent several summers there and it's a wonderful town full of great people.
 
2018-08-10 08:02:33 AM  
Holy crap. Fredricton??? Of all the places where you say, "Stuff like that just doesn't happen here!"

/many friends there
 
2018-08-10 08:06:10 AM  

Sass-O-Rev: Holy crap. Fredricton??? Of all the places where you say, "Stuff like that just doesn't happen here!"

/many friends there


Didn't this happen in Moncton a few years ago? Same province, and the shooter killed a few police officers?
 
2018-08-10 08:06:32 AM  
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2018-08-10 08:06:32 AM  

MaritimeGirl: We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.


Stay safe regardless farkette. Your area should be on lockdown. Don't answer any knocks to your doors or windows unless it's the police, and if those aren't locked yet - go lock/close them.
 
2018-08-10 08:07:03 AM  

Paris1127: Sass-O-Rev: Holy crap. Fredricton??? Of all the places where you say, "Stuff like that just doesn't happen here!"

/many friends there

Didn't this happen in Moncton a few years ago? Same province, and the shooter killed a few police officers?


Yes. The scumbag murdered 3 officers and shot several others.
 
2018-08-10 08:07:48 AM  

VOCSL5: MaritimeGirl: We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.

Stay safe regardless farkette. Your area should be on lockdown. Don't answer any knocks to your doors or windows unless it's the police, and if those aren't locked yet - go lock/close them.


I'm at work on the other side of the city, reading updates online and my heart aching.
 
2018-08-10 08:09:55 AM  
CBC contacted employees at the Tim Hortons on Douglas Avenue and they said they have locked their doors so customers can't exit or enter.

Way to bust stereotypes CBC, there are bigger problems here than Timbit availability.

Although, to be fair, I think this happened right across the street from the Tims.
 
2018-08-10 08:10:55 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: BANG! "Soorry!" BANG! "Soorry!" BANG! "Soorry!" BANG! "Soorry!"


Window or aisle seat?
 
2018-08-10 08:12:17 AM  

TheAlgebraist: Although, to be fair, I think this happened right across the street from the Tims.


Gotta be specific... that could be anywhere in Canada.
 
2018-08-10 08:12:48 AM  

MaritimeGirl: VOCSL5: MaritimeGirl: We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.

Stay safe regardless farkette. Your area should be on lockdown. Don't answer any knocks to your doors or windows unless it's the police, and if those aren't locked yet - go lock/close them.

I'm at work on the other side of the city, reading updates online and my heart aching.


MaritimeGirl: VOCSL5: MaritimeGirl: We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.

Stay safe regardless farkette. Your area should be on lockdown. Don't answer any knocks to your doors or windows unless it's the police, and if those aren't locked yet - go lock/close them.

I'm at work on the other side of the city, reading updates online and my heart aching.


Yeah, I'm usually pretty calm about this stuff, but my wife and two kids are in a house about 500m away from the shooting so I'm a little on edge this morning.  I came into work before I realized what was up.
 
2018-08-10 08:13:08 AM  

MaritimeGirl: VOCSL5: MaritimeGirl: We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.

Stay safe regardless farkette. Your area should be on lockdown. Don't answer any knocks to your doors or windows unless it's the police, and if those aren't locked yet - go lock/close them.

I'm at work on the other side of the city, reading updates online and my heart aching.


I'm so sorry.
/and my post was, unfortunately, reactionary. Here in the twin cities, especially in the heat of the summer, it's actually common to open the door - see squads blocking off both ends of the street - and so just go back inside, lock up, and only hope I don't get hit by a stray bullet.
//solidarity from your neighbor to south. Again... That really sucks.... Eip btw if needed.
 
2018-08-10 08:15:29 AM  
TFA says nothing about police being shot, or anything about identities
 
2018-08-10 08:16:33 AM  

Paris1127: Sass-O-Rev: Holy crap. Fredricton??? Of all the places where you say, "Stuff like that just doesn't happen here!"

/many friends there

Didn't this happen in Moncton a few years ago? Same province, and the shooter killed a few police officers?


Yes, three police officers shot dead, and two officers wounded, in June of 2014.
 
2018-08-10 08:17:31 AM  

MaritimeGirl: We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.


stay safe!!
 
2018-08-10 08:19:33 AM  

TheAlgebraist: MaritimeGirl: VOCSL5: MaritimeGirl: We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.

Stay safe regardless farkette. Your area should be on lockdown. Don't answer any knocks to your doors or windows unless it's the police, and if those aren't locked yet - go lock/close them.

I'm at work on the other side of the city, reading updates online and my heart aching.

MaritimeGirl: VOCSL5: MaritimeGirl: We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.

Stay safe regardless farkette. Your area should be on lockdown. Don't answer any knocks to your doors or windows unless it's the police, and if those aren't locked yet - go lock/close them.

I'm at work on the other side of the city, reading updates online and my heart aching.

Yeah, I'm usually pretty calm about this stuff, but my wife and two kids are in a house about 500m away from the shooting so I'm a little on edge this morning.  I came into work before I realized what was up.


holy crap... hope all is well at your home.
 
2018-08-10 08:19:49 AM  

Sass-O-Rev: Paris1127: Sass-O-Rev: Holy crap. Fredricton??? Of all the places where you say, "Stuff like that just doesn't happen here!"

/many friends there

Didn't this happen in Moncton a few years ago? Same province, and the shooter killed a few police officers?

Yes, three police officers shot baited by a fake call and murdered in an ambush dead, and two officers wounded, in June of 2014.


FTFY. That murderer is a monster.
 
2018-08-10 08:19:59 AM  

jaytkay: TFA says nothing about police being shot, or anything about identities


Locals have been discussing this all morning on facebook and twitter sharing information. The latest I've heard is that it is 3 cops and an "emergency personnel" (guessing paramedic?) are the victims and even a few people posting that they heard the shooter is female. Local police have phrased it as "at least 4" so hopefully no more victims other than the shooter and even then I wouldn't use the word victim for that monster.
 
2018-08-10 08:20:36 AM  
Those Canadian cops should not have squirted him with water.
 
2018-08-10 08:20:38 AM  
spreading freedom around the globe!

/i hate this timeline
 
2018-08-10 08:24:26 AM  
Witnesses in Fredericton tell CBC News that they heard about 4 distinct shots an hour ago, resembling firecrackers rather than the more common shotgun noises heard during hunting season.

https://twitter.com/CBCAlerts/status/​1​027892559824281601
 
2018-08-10 08:24:27 AM  

Literally Addicted: Holy crap, that's near my cousin's place.

*excuse me, I need to make a phone call*


VOCSL5: MaritimeGirl: We're a tiny city, I'm shocked that something like this is happening here. They haven't gotten him yet.

Stay safe regardless farkette. Your area should be on lockdown. Don't answer any knocks to your doors or windows unless it's the police, and if those aren't locked yet - go lock/close them.


TheAlgebraist: Yeah, I'm usually pretty calm about this stuff, but my wife and two kids are in a house about 500m away from the shooting so I'm a little on edge this morning. I came into work before I realized what was up.


You know your a real American when you read those posts and your first thought is "Big whoop.  That shiat happens within two miles of me every three or four days", instead of, "Damn.  That's horrible.  I hope y'all are OK and nothing bad happens".
 
2018-08-10 08:25:13 AM  

Sass-O-Rev: holy crap... hope all is well at your home.


Thanks.  Me too.  I'm sure it will all be fine, but I wish I hadn't come into work today which is on the other side of town.  In F'ton terms that's only ~8km, but I took the bus here and there's no point trying to get home again (I think Fredericton Transit's motto is "It's a lovely day for a walk")
 
2018-08-10 08:26:49 AM  
So we're not going to hear any more smug crap from Canadians about American mass shootings, I take it?
 
2018-08-10 08:28:14 AM  

Jake Havechek: So we're not going to hear any more smug crap from Canadians about American mass shootings, I take it?


We won't say anything about your next one, OK?
 
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2018-08-10 08:28:20 AM  
If those police officers had guns then they would have been able to .. Wait... They did? But the NRA assured me that a good guy with a gun would stop a bad guy with a gun
 
2018-08-10 08:29:14 AM  

MaritimeGirl: jaytkay: TFA says nothing about police being shot, or anything about identities

Locals have been discussing this all morning on facebook and twitter sharing information. The latest I've heard is that it is 3 cops and an "emergency personnel" (guessing paramedic?) are the victims and even a few people posting that they heard the shooter is female. Local police have phrased it as "at least 4" so hopefully no more victims other than the shooter and even then I wouldn't use the word victim for that monster.


Still on lockdown?

My cousin lives over on Riverside (so not that close), but works with the Federal government, her son goes to UNB, so I'm not sure where he crosses to get to school, so goodness only knows where everyone was when this all went down.
 
2018-08-10 08:29:58 AM  

hashtag.acronym: You know your a real American when you read those posts and your first thought is "Big whoop.  That shiat happens within two miles of me every three or four days", instead of, "Damn.  That's horrible.  I hope y'all are OK and nothing bad happens".


That doesn't sound like something to be particularly proud of.
 
2018-08-10 08:30:13 AM  

MaritimeGirl: jaytkay: TFA says nothing about police being shot, or anything about identities

Locals have been discussing this all morning on facebook and twitter sharing information. The latest I've heard is that it is 3 cops and an "emergency personnel" (guessing paramedic?) are the victims and even a few people posting that they heard the shooter is female. Local police have phrased it as "at least 4" so hopefully no more victims other than the shooter and even then I wouldn't use the word victim for that monster.


Guys guys guys! This part from the above post: "facebook and twitter sharing information" - that! That's what we used to use those platforms for! If you (whoever is reading this) is a newer farker, you might've never known about the "green ribbon logo" days almost a decade ago - Twitter was still new and not banned overseas/middle eastern countries when political revolution was going nuts; other websites were getting shut down - but people could still use Twitter (since it, and smart phones were still new) and it helped the populace (and the whole of Fark-especially Drew, what with changing the FrontPage Logo to have a little green "armband") unite against their corrupt oppression and violence....

I'm so sorry to threadjack if I have.... But maritimegirl just accidentally made a huge point.
 
2018-08-10 08:30:21 AM  

Jake Havechek: So we're not going to hear any more smug crap from Canadians about American mass shootings, I take it?


But you can be sure we'll hear something snarky from d2s about it
 
2018-08-10 08:30:33 AM  
It looks like there was something of interest happening before the shooting. A CTV guy wrote, "We have heard what sounds to be four gunshots in the last few minutes."
 
2018-08-10 08:31:06 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Jake Havechek: So we're not going to hear any more smug crap from Canadians about American mass shootings, I take it?

We won't say anything about your next one, OK?


That should be in a few days or so, hosehead.
 
2018-08-10 08:31:28 AM  

TheAlgebraist: I heard the gunshots from my window this morning, but didn't realize they were gunshots.  This happened about 200m away from my house I think.


Can you go check on Literally Addicted's cousin?
 
2018-08-10 08:31:34 AM  

TheAlgebraist: I'm sure it will all be fine, but I wish I hadn't come into work today which is on the other side of town. In F'ton terms that's only ~8km, but I took the bus here and there's no point trying to get home again (I think Fredericton Transit's motto is "It's a lovely day for a walk")


I'm sorry, but I had to funny that one.  Halifax Transit's is "Missed your bus?  There's always tomorrow."

Hope your family, and all of this ends well (or as best it can if there are 4 dead).
 
2018-08-10 08:31:35 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Jake Havechek: So we're not going to hear any more smug crap from Canadians about American mass shootings, I take it?

We won't say anything about your next one, OK?


One? There's probably been 2 in this country while you were typing this
 
2018-08-10 08:31:36 AM  

Literally Addicted: MaritimeGirl: jaytkay: TFA says nothing about police being shot, or anything about identities

Locals have been discussing this all morning on facebook and twitter sharing information. The latest I've heard is that it is 3 cops and an "emergency personnel" (guessing paramedic?) are the victims and even a few people posting that they heard the shooter is female. Local police have phrased it as "at least 4" so hopefully no more victims other than the shooter and even then I wouldn't use the word victim for that monster.

Still on lockdown?

My cousin lives over on Riverside (so not that close), but works with the Federal government, her son goes to UNB, so I'm not sure where he crosses to get to school, so goodness only knows where everyone was when this all went down.


Post from our police as of 4 minutes ago:
Fredericton Police Force
4 mins · IMPORTANT: Please do not post information about the position or activities of police or first responders.
We are still working an active incident. We will release confirmed information as soon as we can.
 
2018-08-10 08:31:50 AM  

Paris1127: Sass-O-Rev: Holy crap. Fredricton??? Of all the places where you say, "Stuff like that just doesn't happen here!"

/many friends there

Didn't this happen in Moncton a few years ago? Same province, and the shooter killed a few police officers?


Pretty much, yeah, but Moncton's a bit rougher. Still damn safe, though, by world standards.
 
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