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Manhunt underway in Moncton after at least 2 people shot

06/04/2014 08:04 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:59 EDT
The RCMP are warning people in part of Moncton to remain inside their homes because of a shooting in the southeastern New Brunswick city.

A police manhunt is underway for Justin Bourque, 24, after at least two people were shot. The RCMP say Bourque is considered "armed and dangerous."

"There is an active shooter in the Moncton area. We’re asking residents to stay in their homes and lock their doors," said Rogers-Marsh.

At 10:05 p.m. AT RCMP said the shooter was near the Costco.

The Horizon Health Network has confirmed on Twitter that the Moncton Hospital has received two patients with gunshot wounds. The hospital is restricting visitors to those with "critically ill family members."

The RCMP are advising people in the Hildegard Drive and Ryan Road area to stay inside "due to an ongoing shooting in the area."

The RCMP tweeted at 9:35 p.m. that the shooter is believed to be in the woods near Pinehurst Park.

Motorists were warned to avoid the Plaza Boulevard area.

Parts of Wheeler Boulevard are cordoned off and traffic on Mountain Road is backed up.

A police helicopter is flying in the area.

The CBC's Kate Letterick is on the scene.

Follow @letterickCBC for emerging details.

More to come

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