At Least Four Dead In Canada Shooting

Four people have been confirmed dead.

Police in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, say at least four people have been killed and one suspect is in custody after a shooting.

Fredericton police are asking residents to avoid the area and stay in their homes. The circumstances of the shooting are unclear, but police said on Twitter that the "incident is ongoing."

They were also asking people on Facebook not to use social media to report on police locations.

David MacCoubrey, who lives in Fredericton, said he heard about 20 shots and was hiding on his kitchen floor.

He awoke in his apartment on Brookside Drive around 7am local time on Friday to the sound of three gunshots about 10 metres from his bed.

MacCoubrey said his apartment complex had four buildings in a square, and it sounded like the shots were coming from the middle of the complex.

He said police have been searching the complex, and he'd been sitting away from windows.

He said police searched his apartment.