A timeline of the Fredericton shooting that killed 4 people, including 2 officers

WATCH ABOVE: Four people are dead after a shooting in Fredericton on Friday morning. Global News looks at how the fatal shooting unfolded.

Two Fredericton police officers, one local musician and an unidentified woman are among the four people who were killed in a shooting in the city Friday morning.

The Fredericton Police Force says they have one suspect in custody and that the suspect is being treated for serious injuries.

READ MORE: 2 Fredericton police officers among 4 people killed in shooting, suspect in custody

Here is a timeline of how the events unfolded Friday morning (all times AT):

  • 7:47 a.m.: The Fredericton Police Force takes to Twitter asking people to avoid the area of Brookside Drive due to an ongoing incident.
  • 7:53 a.m.: Fredericton police impose a lockdown for those living on Brookside Drive.
  • 8:17 a.m.: Fredericton police confirm they are investigating a shooting with multiple fatalities. Police asked residents to avoid the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring Road.
  • 8:31 a.m.: Police say that four people have died as a result of the shooting, and ask residents to continue avoiding the area of Brookside Drive between Main and Ring roads.

  • 9:25 a.m.: Fredericton police ask the public to not post information about the position or activities of police or first responders. Police added that the incident remains active.
  • 9:45 a.m.: Police confirm that a suspect was taken into custody, but continued to ask the public to avoid the Brookside area for “the foreseeable future.”
  • 9:49 a.m. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant sends condolences to the victims and their families, while urging residents to follow police instructions.


  • 10:12 a.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sends a tweet saying his heart goes out to everyone affected by the shooting and that they’re watching the situation closely.

  • 10:28 a.m.: Police confirm that two of the victims of the shooting were Fredericton police officers. Their names have not been released, and police asked for the public to “appreciate this is a difficult time for their families and our colleagues.”

  • 11:04 a.m.: Police lift the lockdown imposed on Brookside Drive between Main and Ring roads, confirming that there is no further threat to the public.
  • 11:06 a.m.: Horizon Health tweets that their Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital is treating multiple shooting victims.

  • 11:23 a.m.: Police tweet that the suspect in custody is being treated for serious injuries.
  • 11:43 a.m.: Mayor Mike O’Brien sends a tweet saying “our hearts are broken by the murder of our two brave police officers,” adding that now is a time for shock and grief.

  • Police identify the two officers who died as 45-year-old Const. Robb Costello, a 20-year veteran of the force, and 43-year-old Const. Sara Burns, who joined the force two years ago.

  • August 11: Sean Callahan identifies his cousin Donnie Robichaud as one of the two civilians killed in Friday’s mass shooting. Callahan says his cousin was a father of three.

Donnie Robichaud, father of 3, identified as victim in Fredericton shooting

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