Canada looking for suspects in stabbing that killed 10, injured 15

Canada looking for suspects in stabbing that killed 10, injured 15

Aerial view of Weldon Saskatchewan looking northwest, May 2009 Source – Weldongeezer, Public Domain

Canadian police have searched for two suspects in a stabbing that left 10 people dead and at least 15 injured early Sunday morning.

Police are searching the vast province of Saskatchewan for two suspects, Damien Sanderson, 31, and Miles Sanderson, 30, who are believed to be killed 10 people in an indigenous community and neighboring town in one of the deadliest massacres in the country’s history.

The stabbing occurred at 13 different locations in James Smith Cree’s remote First Nations community and nearby Weldon. BBC.

At least 15 people have been injured in a series of killings, with police urging residents to be extremely vigilant as they search one of Canada’s largest and most remote regions.

RCMP Saskatchewan continues to use all available resources to find and arrest Miles and Damien Sanderson.
As a result of the ongoing investigation, the Saskatchewan RCMP filed charges against both men.

“I am shocked and devastated by today’s horrific attacks,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. “As Canadians, we mourn with all those affected by this tragic violence and with the people of Saskatchewan.”

A state of emergency has been declared in the James Smith Cree Nation, a community of about 2,000 residents northeast of the village of Weldon, which has a population of only 200.

“Do not leave a safe place. Be careful when you let others into your residence,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) warned residents of Saskatchewan.

Indigenous leaders said in a statement that the attacks may have been drug-related. “This is the disruption we face when harmful illegal drugs invade our communities,” the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Peoples said. The group represents the 74 indigenous peoples of Saskatchewan.

Among the 10 killed was a mother of two children, local media reported, citing the woman’s former partner.

At a briefing on Sunday evening, police said there could be more injured than the 15 they already knew had taken themselves to hospital.

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