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Three police officers killed in Canada, two hurt, manhunt underway

Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 01:32

June 5 - Three officers were killed and two others wounded as they search for man in camouflage clothing carrying a rifle. Paul Chapman reports.

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A gunman shot dead three police officers at this spot in the Canadian city of Moncton. Two others were wounded. The confrontation erupted as the officers were searching for a man carrying a rifle and wearing combat clothing. (SOUNDBITE)(English) CONSTABLE DAMIEN THERIAULT, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE, SAYING: "Around 7.30 on June 4, while responding to a call of an armed man in the north end of the city of Moncton, three of Codiak RCMP's officers were shot and killed. Two other officers were also injured but their life is not threatened at this time. At this precise moment we are still actively looking for the shooter. He is believed to still be in the Pinehurst subdivision area of Moncton. We are urging the people who live in that area to stay inside and lock their doors and to the people to stay away from that area if they don't have to be in there." Police have named 24-year-old Justin Bourque as the suspect they're looking for. What led to the bloodshed was not immediately clear. Such incidents are relatively rare in Canada which has stricter gun laws than the United States.

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Three police officers killed in Canada, two hurt, manhunt underway

Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 01:32