People of Moncton take back their streets, thank RCMP after shootings

Global News

MONCTON, N.B. – Clutching his loaded hunting rifle, Justin Savoie huddled with his wife and two small children in their basement, unsure of what to expect as a gunman prowled their Moncton neighbourhood.

Savoie scrambled into the impromptu bunker after hearing the pops of multiple gunshots and the shouts of an RCMP officer urging him to run home as fast as he could.

“I didn’t sleep at all,” Savoie said Saturday of how he spent the next 30 hours under lockdown as the RCMP hunted for a suspect who shot five of their colleagues, killing three.

???????????????????????????? Youngster place flowers in a entrance garden to the neighbourhood of Rosemont Park in Moncton, N.B. on Saturday, June 7, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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“It made me more comfortable to know that I had that hunting rifle in the house. That was my security…

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