TORONTO — Canadian police have charged a person for thein a capturing that struck a nerve in a rustic that has been roiled in latest months by a number of cases of mass violence. Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, was arrested and charged with 4 counts of first-degree homicide, police stated in a press release Saturday.
Horizon Well being, which delivers take care of New Brunswick’s Division of Well being, stated Raymond was the one particular person being handled for accidents associated to the capturing. He is because of seem in courtroom August 27.
No motive has been disclosed.
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 accordance with Fb and Robichaud’s cousin, Sean Callahan, who stated they’d simply gotten collectively initially of August.
Fredericton’s deputy police chief Martin Gaudet stated the 2 officers have been responding to calls of photographs fired at an residence complicated. He stated they arrived and noticed two deceased civilians earlier than being shot and killed themselves.
Residents stated they have been shocked by the scene. The final murder within the metropolis of about 60,000 individuals was in 2014.
The capturing got here 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 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 neighborhood 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 Cops lifeless and two wounded.
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