FREDERICTON (GNB) - Premier David Alward issued the following statement regarding tonight's on-going and tragic events in Moncton:

I was shocked and saddened to learn of tonight's tragic situation in Moncton.

On behalf of all New Brunswickers, I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to those affected.

I would ask New Brunswickers, particularly in those areas identified by police, to follow the situation as it develops and to listen to the advice of police.