**Updated** Man charged with four counts of first-degree murder following Fredericton shooting

**Updated at 11:11 a.m. on August 11th, 2018**

The Fredericton Police Force says a 48-year-old Fredericton man has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder following the fatal shooting of four people in Fredericton Friday. 

The shooting happened around 7:10 a.m. near an apartment building on Brookside Drive. 

Police say Matthew Vincent Raymond was charged Saturday morning with the deaths of two Fredericton Police officers, 45-year-old Cst. Lawrence Robert (Robb) Costello and 43-year-old Cst. Sara Mae Helen Burns, and two Fredericton residents, 42-year-old Donald Adam Robichaud and 32-year-old Bobbie Lee Wright.

Raymond is set to remain in custody until a court appearance on August 27th. 

The investigation is continuing. 

The RCMP New Brunswick's Major Crime Unit is asking anyone with photos or video footage of what happened at Brookside Drive to upload images and video anonymously. 

The link is available here

Further, officials say one person is being treated in hospital following the shooting.

Horizon Health initially said that doctors were "treating multiple victims" of the shooting, but clarified Saturday morning that only one person was being treated, whereas four people arrived at hospital and were pronounced dead.

Meanwhile Dan Bedell, a spokesperson with the Canadian Red Cross, said in a Tweet Saturday morning that at least 54 people in Fredericton have been displaced from 28 households, which includes homes or apartments. 

Volunteers have arranged emergency hotel lodging for 46 people from 22 households, while the rest are staying with family or friends. 

The Mayor of Fredericton said his city is grieving together and it will heal together from the shooting deaths in his usually quiet city.

Mike O'Brien said the next few days will be a challenging time for the community to deal with a loss that will be felt by many families.

Meanwhile, Premier Brian Gallant called the deaths in his province a "senseless tragedy."

(With files from The Canadian Press)


A timeline of events in Friday's deadly shooting in Fredericton (via The Canadian Press):

  • 7:07 a.m. Local resident David MacCoubrey is awakened by the sound of three gunshots just outside his bedroom window, followed by 17 more gunshots over the next hour.
  • 7:45 a.m. Nearby resident Travis Hrubeniuk hears a steady stream of police sirens along Brookside Drive.
  • 7:47 a.m. Fredericton police send a tweet cautioning people to avoid the area around Brookside Drive due to an "ongoing incident."
  • 7:53 a.m. Police advise people living in the area to stay in their homes with doors locked.
  • 8:17 a.m. Police tweet that there has been a shooting that caused "multiple fatalities."
  • 8:31 a.m. Police confirm that four people have been killed in the incident.
  • 9:45 a.m. Police say they have one suspect in custody but continue to keep the area contained while the investigation continues.
  • 9:49 a.m. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant issues condolences to the victims and their families and urges residents to follow police instructions.
  • 10:12 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sends a tweet saying his "heart goes out" to everyone affected by the shooting.
  • 10:28 a.m. City police confirm that two of their officers are among those killed.
  • 11:05 a.m. Police lift the lockdown on the area and say there is no further threat to the public.
  • 11:06 a.m. Horizon Health, the local health network for the city, said multiple shooting victims were being treated at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital.
  • 11:22 a.m. Police tweet that the suspect is being treated for serious injuries related to the shooting.