Ten people stabbed to death in Canada
Ten people were killed and at least 15 injured after two men were stabbed in different 13 locations in two communities in central Canada, the local police confirmed.
Police responding to Sunday’s emergency calls found 10 deaths in the James Smith Cree Nation and neighboring Weldon, Saskatchewan. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore told a news conference.
“Several other victims were injured, including 15 at this point were taken to various hospitals,” she said.
She added that more victims may have gone to the hospital alone.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the attacks were “horrific and heartbreaking” and the government was closely monitoring the situation.
“I’m thinking of those who have lost a loved one and of those who were injured,” he wrote on Twitter.
Police have identified the two suspects in the rampage as Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson.
According to officials, the two men, in their early thirties, were last seen in a black Nissan Rogue and last seen in the provincial capital of Regina, approximately 320 km (200 miles) south of where the attacks were carried out.
The Saskatchewan police issued a province-wide dangerous person alert, and Alberta and Manitoba- a vast region almost twice the size Europe-subsequently followed suit.
The James Smith Cree Nation, home to 2,500 people, has declared a state of local emergency.
Diane Shier, a Weldon resident, said that she was in her garden on Sunday morning when she noticed emergency services not far from her house.
Shier said her neighbor was assassinated. She was unwilling to identify the victim out of respect for their family.
“I am very upset because I lost a good neighbour,” she told the Associated Press news agency.
“It is horrific what has happened in our province today,” the police’s Blackmore said.
“It appears that some of the victims may have been targeted, and some may be random. So to speak to a motive would be extremely difficult at this point in time,” she added.