Gunman on the loose in Moncton: Reports

A photo of a man carrying rifles is pictured in Moncton, N.B. on Wednesday June 4, 2014. RCMP...

A photo of a man carrying rifles is pictured in Moncton, N.B. on Wednesday June 4, 2014. RCMP blocked off several streets searching for a shooter after three officers were killed and two others were wounded. Twitter/QMI Agency

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A man armed with high-powered rifles is on the loose in Moncton, N.B., and has shot two Mounties, according to various reports.

RCMP have yet to confirm the shootings, but reporters on the ground from Global and CTV say cops in riot gear and police choppers are hunting down a dangerous suspect in the Trinity/Plaza Blvd. area.

A self-described citizen journalist, who goes by @Newschaser2 on Twitter, reports that two Mounties have been shot, including a woman who was "shot twice in the head."

New Brunswick RCMP could not immediately be reached for comment, but tweeted Wednesday evening that people in the neighbourhood should "remain inside due to an ongoing shooting in the area."

 


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