Alert Ready message issued following report of shots fired

December 2, 2022
Oromocto and Hanwell, New Brunswick

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The New Brunswick RCMP is searching for suspects who were believed to be in the Oromocto area, following an early-morning shooting incident in Hanwell, N.B.

On December 2, 2022, at approximately 4:30 a.m., members of the Oromocto RCMP and Fredericton Police Force responded to a report of shots fired on Leafwood Drive in the Hanwell Trailer Park. Police responded to the scene and determined it to be a credible report. Two individuals were taken to hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. The suspects fled the scene.

Police are currently searching for suspects who are believed to be armed and dangerous. They were last seen in the Oromocto, N.B., area travelling in a blue 2012 Honda Civic with New Brunswick licence plate JIH 633.

"If you see these individuals or their vehicle, do not approach them and contact police immediately," says Cpl. Hans Ouellette of the New Brunswick RCMP. "Do not post information on social media about police locations or operations."

An Alert Ready message was issued for the Fredericton and Oromocto area at 10:46 a.m. once police were able to confirm enough credible information to share with the public. The RCMP continues to share information on Facebook and Twitter. Additional messages will be issued via Alert Ready as needed.

"Do not call 911 unless you have an emergency, or if you have information specifically related to this investigation," says Cpl. Ouellette. "We need to make sure our phone lines remain available."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Oromocto RCMP at 506-357-4300. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at


Contact information

Cpl. Hans Ouellette
New Brunswick RCMP

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