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An RCMP investigator collects bullet shells in front of the apartment building where a man retreated inside when RCMP responded to gun shots early Sunday morning on High Street in Moncton, N.B., Sunday, June 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison
June 25, 2017 - 2:57 PM

MONCTON, N.B. - Police in New Brunswick have arrested two people in connection with a shooting incident in downtown Moncton on Sunday.

Sgt. Andre Pepin of the Codiac RCMP said a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman are in custody following an hours-long police operation.

The pair were arrested at an apartment building Sunday afternoon, Pepin said.

"We still have members at the apartment and at the scene of the shooting," Pepin said Sunday afternoon. "We'll be there for a few more hours as the investigation continues."

Officers were sent to respond to a report of shots fired Sunday morning, said Pepin, and an emergency response team arrived on the scene.

Part of one street was blocked off while police secured the area, he said.

The RCMP advised people to steer clear of the area, Pepin said, and residents were at one point asked to leave their homes.

Pepin said there was no immediate danger to the public as the situation unfolded Sunday.

No charges have been laid as the investigation continues, he said.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2017
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