Mounties ask Moncton residents for evidence in shootings investigation
The New Brunswick RCMP is asking anybody with photos or videos connected to a shooting rampage in Moncton that left three Mounties dead to submit them as evidence.
A special website has been set up where people can upload any digital recordings that may help in the investigation.
In a release, the RCMP says the site is designed to make it easier for eyewitnesses to come forward, and that any evidence could “greatly assist” investigators.
The Mounties are especially interested in photos or videos from citizens who were under lockdown within the search zone in Moncton’s north end.
Officers plan to canvass every home in the lockdown zone, and have already made more than 1,500 inquiries in the neighbourhood.
Police have already received hundreds of tips, and are asking residents in the area to search their properties for evidence. If anything is found, residents are asked not to touch or disturb the article and contact Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400.
On Tuesday, police and members of the public filled a hockey arena in Moncton for the regimental funeral of constables Dave Ross, Douglas Larche, and Fabrice Gevaudan.
Ross, Larche and Gevaudan were gunned down on June 4 after responding to a report of a man with firearms in a residential neighbourhood in the northwest area of Moncton.
The shootings and the ensuing 30-hour manhunt for the alleged killer brought the city of 69,000 to a standstill until an arrest was made just after midnight on June 6.
Two other officers – constables Eric Dubois and Darlene Goguen – were wounded and released from hospital.
Justin Bourque, 24, of Moncton is facing three charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. He is scheduled to be in provincial court July 3.
With files from The Canadian Press
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