It is not yet clear how many shooters there are in this incident. The names of the victims are not being released at this time, police said. He was hiding on his kitchen floor.
David MacCoubrey says he awoke in his apartment on Brookside Drive around 7:07 a.m.
"I looked out the window and there were three police cars on the street just across from where I live", said another witness in the area.
They have searched all the apartments in the building.
Authorities in the provincial capital initially urged people in the Brookside neighborhood to stay indoors, describing an "active incident" on Twitter.
"I might've been a gunshot", he said.
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One local resident, Robert DiDiodato, told CBC that at around 7 a.m. he heard a "firecracker" type sound.
A worker at a nearby Tim Horton's coffee and doughnut shop revealed staff had locked the doors and are keping customrs insid.
"There was three to five minutes between the first shots I was hearing and that's kind of when I knew it wasn't fireworks", she said.
"Both of these cities are very good friends of ours and it does make it more poignant when it hits so close to home", said Savage.
It was a rare instance of gun violence in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his heart goes out to everyone affected by the "awful" news coming out of Fredericton.