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Canada reacts to Moncton, N.B., shooting

Three RCMP officers are dead and two are in hospital after a shoot out with a gunman in Moncton, N.B. A manhunt for Justin Bourque, 24, identified by police as the shooter, is ongoing in a suburban Moncton neighbourhood.

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  1. RCMP in New Brunswick began tweeting updates on Wednesday evening, at first warning people in the neighbourhood to stay inside their homes as they hunted for the suspect:
  2. Shortly after the first warnings went out, New Brunswick RCMP confirmed that three officers had been killed and two others were sent to hospital with injuries:
  3. As the manhunt continues, New Brunswick RCMP are asking social media users to avoid posting any details that might assist the suspect evade capture:

  4. On Thursday morning, police asked residents in the area to stay in their homes and lock their doors. Area schools were also shut down. 
  5. The ongoing manhunt has sparked thousands of tweets from people across the country, as well as from other Canadian police forces, with many using the hashtag #PrayforMoncton:
  6. Many of Canada's most prominent political figures took to Twitter to voice their condolences for the people of the Moncton and the RCMP: 
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