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Police killed in Canada shooting

Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 00:49

June 5 - Three police officers killed and two more wounded as they hunted a man carrying a rifle and wearing camouflage clothing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Three police officers were shot dead in the Canadian city of Moncton and two more were wounded as they conducted a manhunt for a man carrying a rifle and wearing camouflage clothes, Canadian police said on Wednesday (June 4) Police said they were searching for Justin Bourque, 24, and urged residents to stay inside and lock their doors. An RCMP spokesman said in an emailed statement: "Three RCMP members have been killed. Two RCMP members were taken to hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. The shooter remains at large." Moncton, a city of about 70,000 people, is located in Canada's east coast province of New Brunswick. Mass shootings are relatively rare in Canada, which has stricter gun laws than the United States. The deaths of the three officers prompted an outpouring of grief on social media, with New Brunswick Premier David Alward and Federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney both saying they were shocked by the news. The last mass killing of Canadian police took place in Mayerthorpe, Alberta in 2005, when a gunman killed four RCMP officers.

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Police killed in Canada shooting

Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 00:49