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TORONTO (AP) – Canadian police charged a person Saturday for the deaths of two cops and two civilians in a capturing that struck a nerve in a rustic that has been roiled in latest months by a number of cases of mass violence.

Police within the jap metropolis of Fredericton, New Brunswick mentioned that Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, was arrested and charged with 4 counts of first-degree homicide.

Horizon Health, which delivers take care of New Brunswick’s Department of Health, mentioned that Raymond was the one individual being handled for accidents associated to the capturing. He is because of seem in court docket August 27.

The victims have been recognized as police Const. Robb Costello, 45, police Const. Sara Burns, 43, Donnie Robichaud, 42, and Bobbie-Lee Wright, 32.

Robichaud and Wright have been in a relationship, in response to Facebook and Robichaud’s cousin, Sean Callahan, who mentioned that they had simply gotten collectively in the beginning of August.

No motive has been disclosed, and police mentioned they have been working to find out a hyperlink between the gunman and the couple.

Police mentioned Costello and Burns have been responding to calls of photographs fired at an house advanced and noticed two deceased civilians earlier than being shot and killed themselves.

Fredericton police ChiefΒ Leanne Fitch mentioned Raymond used a protracted gun and was in an elevated place when he fired. Fitch mentioned he was shot by police and was in severe however secure situation.

Residents have been surprised by the episode. The final murder within the metropolis of about 60,000 individuals was in 2014.

The capturing comes as Canada wrestles with a string of violence, together with an occasion in Toronto final month the place a person with a handgun opened hearth in a crowded a part of the town, killing two individuals and wounding 13 earlier than he died within the confrontation.

In April, a person who linked himself to a misogynistic on-line group used a van to run down pedestrians in a busy a part of Toronto, killing 10 individuals and injuring 14.

Authorities are additionally nonetheless pursuing leads in an ongoing investigation of a serial killer who has been charged with killing eight males within the metropolis lately.

In 2014, a capturing in Moncton, New Brunswick left three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers lifeless and two wounded.

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