June 5, 2014 7:30 am
Updated: June 5, 2014 11:11 am

#MonctonShooting: Shock, sadness, fear plays out on Twitter

TORONTO – Heavily armed RCMP officers searched through the night for a gunman suspect of killing at least three officers, while Moncton residents were ordered off the streets and to stay inside.

As officers searched for Justin Bourque, 24, Moncton went into lockdown and residents were asked to stay inside and lock their doors.

READ MORE: 3 RCMP officers shot dead, 2 injured

With a suspected killer roaming the streets, Twitter lit up as residents described the horror of Wednesday’s deadly rampage.

Many couldn’t sleep as either fear or sadness kept them awake.

As dawn broke, residents were hopeful daylight would bring an end to the manhunt.

As the story continues to develop, RCMP were asking the public not to disclose police operation details on social media.

Several Canadian party leaders also turned to Twitter to share their condolences, including New Brunswick Premier David Alward.

Global News

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