In Saskatchewan, 10 people were killed in apparent random stabbings
Authorities in Canada’s Saskatchewan province reported 10 deaths and 15 injuries from stabbings on Sunday.
Authorities advised inhabitants of the province to consider staying indoors because two suspects were still at large.
At least 15 persons were sent to hospitals after the attacks, which took place during 13 different places on Sunday morning in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, authorities said at a press briefing.
Authorities speculated that more people travelled in private vehicles to get medical care.
On Sunday night, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted, “The attacks in Saskatchewan today are horrific and heartbreaking.” “I’m thinking of those who have lost a loved one and of those who were injured.”
The head of the RCMP in Saskatchewan, Rhonda Blackmore, called it “one of the worst mass killings in the history of the province,” if not the worst.
“We believe some of the victims have been targeted by the suspects, and others have been attacked randomly,” she stated at a news conference on Sunday afternoon.
Both Myles Sanderson, 30, and his brother Damien, 31, have been identified by authorities as persons of interest. They were perhaps in a black Nissan Rogue SUV with Saskatchewan licence plate 119 MPI.
There was a sighting in Regina, Saskatchewan’s capital, and the RMCP thinks it is real. An officer from the police department stated that they received the report around “lunchtime.”
The locals were warned not not approach them, but to instead contact the police. Myles Sanderson is 6 feet and 1 inch tall and 240 pounds, whereas Damian Sanderson is 5 feet and 7 inches and 155 pounds. They both have dark locks.
Blackmore pleaded with Damian and Myles, “If you are listening or find out about this, please turn yourself in to the police immediately.”
Saskatchewan’s neighbours, Alberta and Manitoba, were also put on high alert because of a dangerous person.
Blackmore has said that it is impossible to know with absolute clarity where the two are at the moment.
There was an investigation being conducted by the RMCP and provincial authorities. The reason for it is unclear.
At 5:40 a.m., Blackmore said, the RMCP’s Melfort detachment responded to a report of a stabbing.
By 7:12 a.m., authorities had identified two possible perpetrators as brothers named Damian and Myles Sanderson, albeit the basis for this suspicion was unclear. It was unclear what the dynamic between the two was.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League indicated that extra precautions had been taken to ensure a safe home game in Regina on Sunday.