3 officers killed, 2 injured in Canada shooting

Police officers walk around a strip mall urging merchants to shut down their stores in Moncton, New Brunswick, on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Police New Brunswick were searching Wednesday for an armed man after at least two people, both police officers, were injured in a shooting. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick said on its Twitter feed that they were looking for 24-year-old Justin Bourque of Moncton, who is considered armed and dangerous. The police force tweeted an image of a suspect wearing military camouflage and wielding two guns. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Marc Grandmaison)

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Police say three officers have been shot dead and two others injured and they are searching for a suspect in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick confirmed on its Twitter feed that three officers were dead and two others had sustained non-life threatening injuries. Police spokesman Paul Greene confirmed the deaths.

The RCMP said on Twitter that they were looking for 24-year-old Justin Bourque of Moncton.

The police force tweeted an image of a suspect wearing military camouflage and wielding two guns.

Constable Damien Theriault says police are urging people in the area to stay inside their homes and lock their doors.

Drivers were also asked to stay out of the area.

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