FREDERICTON—Fredericton police have identified two police officers who were among four people killed in a shooting today in a residential area on the city’s north side.
Police Chief Leanne Fitch says the victims include 45-year-old Const. Lawrence Robert Costello and 43-year-old Const. Sara Mae Helen Burns and two civilians — a man and a woman — who remain unidentified.
Jackie McLean, Costello’s wife, says a police inspector told the family this morning that her common-law partner was among the dead.
McLean says the couple had been together for four years and Costello has two adult daughters from a previous relationship.
The shooting incident began at about 7 a.m. at an apartment complex on Brookside Drive.
Fredericton police have a 48-year-old man in custody who was being treated for serious injuries.