Arrest leads to cancellation of Alert Ready issued following a shooting incident near Fredericton

by | Dec 2, 2022

Police arrested a 22-year-old man in Long’s Creek in connection with an
early-morning shooting incident in Hanwell, near Fredericton, at 4:30
a.m., Friday, Dec. 2.

The arrest at 12:15 p.m. also led to the cancellation of an Emergency
Alert the RCMP posted at 10:45 a.m.

Cpl. Hans Ouellette of the New Brunswick RCMP said the Oromocto RCMP and
Fredericton Police Force responded to reports of a shooting on Leafwood
Drive in the Hanwell Trailer Park.

He said two people were transported to the hospital for
non-life-threatening injuries while police arrested a man at the scene.

While the Long’s Creek arrest ended the need for the alert, Ouellette
said police remain active at the site of the shooting, in Long’s Creek
and elsewhere as they continue to investigate.

“The Alert Ready has concluded, and residents can return to their
regular activities,” said Ouellette. “This is still very much an active
investigation. If you have any information that could assist
investigators, please contact police right away.”

Ouellette said police posted the Alert Ready when its investigation
identified a suspect vehicle containing one or more suspects who
potentially fled the scene.

He said with at least one person and possibly firearms in the car,
police issued the alert to protect the public, advising them to call 911
rather than approach the vehicle.

Ouellette said such an alert must meet specific criteria, which in this
case, it did.

“We want to thank the public for their cooperation during this
incident,” said Ouellette. “We especially appreciate their assistance in
sharing our information as quickly as possible and helping to keep 911
lines clear for emergencies and information related to the incident.”

Ouellette declined to offer details of the discovery of the vehicle and
the arrest in Long’s Creek, situated between Fredericton and Nackawic,
citing the ongoing investigation.

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