Three police officers have been shot dead in New Brunswick
and two more wounded, Canadian police say, as a manhunt takes
place for a man carrying a rifle and wearing camouflage
Police said they were searching for Justin Bourque, 24, of
Moncton, a city of about 70,000 people on the east coast.
"Three officers mortally wounded by shooter," the New
Brunswick division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said
on Twitter. "Two officers sustained non-life-threatening
injuries. Shooter still actively sought."
Regional healthcare outfit Horizon Health Network, a regional
health care organization, said on its Twitter feed that
Moncton's hospital had received three patients with gunshot
Local media published a photograph of a man in camouflage
clothing and a black headband carrying a rifle. Reuters could
not immediately authenticate the picture.