In an update Monday afternoon, Fredericton police said the alleged shooter had a license for the long gun believed to be used in Friday’s fatal shooting.
Fredericton Police Chief Leanne Fitch asked people to be patient, as the police investigation was still very active.
“The long gun that we believe was used in this event is commonly available for purchase, in other words it wasn’t restricted or prohibited,” says Fitch. “Other information is part of the evidence gathered and cannot be divulged at this time.”
She added while evidence gathering had been completed at the scene, there was still much more work to be done.
“We cannot, and will not speculate as we could jeopardize the integrity of the investigation, we must deal with established facts, and evidence,” says Fitch. “Information will be released, but you have to understand that some of that will only be released through the court process.”
Fitch and Deputy Chief Martin Gaudet also confirmed body camera footage from an officer at the shooting had been downloaded and given to the RCMP for further investigation.