Manhunt for gunman continues nearly full day after three RCMP officers shot dead
MONCTON, N.B. - The RCMP continued to look for a heavily armed gunman nearly a full day after their manhunt began for the suspect alleged to have shot three Mounties dead and injured two others in Moncton, N.B.
The Mounties say the suspect was spotted early today but police were unable to apprehend him after he went into a wooded area.
Cpl. Chantal Farrah says one of the wounded officers remains in hospital while the other has been released.
RCMP searching for 24-year-old Justin Bourque of Moncton. Considered armed and dangerous. (Viktor Pivovarov / Times and Transcript)
Police are searching for Justin Bourque, a 24-year-old Moncton man who was wearing military camouflage and carrying two rifles in a picture of him released by police on Twitter on Wednesday night.
Officers urged people with any information on his whereabouts to call 911.
The manhunt began Wednesday at around 7:30 p.m. when police responded to a call about a man walking along a road with what was believed to be a gun.
The RCMP says after the call, shots were fired and officers called for backup.
The Mounties have not released the identities of the officers who were shot.