Island woman was feet away from Moncton gunman

Published on June 5, 2014
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Kim Sinclair remembers hearing gunshots.

The Prince Edward Island woman, currently living in Moncton, was feet away from the gunman accused of killing three RCMP officers and wounding two others.

“I heard pop, pop, pop,” said Sinclair.

Wednesday evening a heavily armed man began a shooting rampage that has since put Moncton on lockdown as police from across the Maritimes hunt for the suspect.

Sinclair lives one street over from where Justin Bourque, 24, began opening fire, according to Codiac RCMP.

“I was out walking my dog, then I got a text from my friend to go inside,” said Sinclair.

Police were called to a neighbourhood in northwest Moncton after 7 p.m. when residents spotted a man walking down the street with rifles, dressed in military camouflage.

Sinclair didn’t have a view of the shooter, but heard everything that took place.

“‘Get down on the ground!’ I heard one officer yell. Others were shouting at him to drop the weapons.”