Police say some of the victims appeared to have been attacked by the suspects, but others appeared to have been attacked indiscriminately.
REGINA, Saskatchewan — Ten people were killed and 15 injured in a series of stabbings in two communities in Canada’s Saskatchewan province, authorities said Sunday. The police are looking for two suspects.
The stabbings took place at multiple locations across the James Smith Cree Nation and in the village of Weldon, northeast of Saskatoon, police said.
Rhonda Blackmore, the RCMP Saskatchewan Deputy Commissioner, said some of the victims appeared to have been attacked by the suspects, but others appeared to have been attacked indiscriminately. She couldn’t name a motive.
“It’s appalling what happened in our province today,” Blackmore said.
She said there were 13 crime scenes where either dead or injured people were found. She asked the suspects to turn themselves in.
Police said the latest information they had from the public was that the suspects were spotted around noon in Saskatchewan’s capital, Regina. Since then there have been so many sightings.
“If you are in the Regina area, take precautions and consider protecting yourself locally. Do not leave a safe place. DO NOT APPROACH suspicious persons. Don’t pick up hitchhikers. Report any suspicious individuals, emergencies, or information to 9-1-1. Don’t give away police locations,” the RCMP said in a message on Twitter.
Weldon resident Diane Shier said she was in her yard on Sunday morning when she noticed emergency workers a few blocks away.
Shier said her neighbor, a man who lived with his grandson, was killed. She would not identify the victim out of respect for his family.
“I’m very sad because I lost a good neighbor,” she said.
The search for suspects was conducted as fans descended on Regina for a sold-out annual Labor Day game between the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Regina Police Service said in a news release that it was working on multiple fronts with the help of Mounties to locate and arrest the suspects and had “provided additional public safety resources across the city, including the football game at the Mosaic.” Stage”.
The alert, first issued around 7 a.m. by the Melfort, Saskatchewan RCMP, was expanded to Manitoba and Alberta hours later as the two suspects remained at large.
Damien Sanderson, 31, was described as 5’7″ and weighs 155 pounds, and Myles Sanderson, 30, as 5’10” and 200 pounds. Both have black hair and brown eyes and may drive a black Nissan Rogue.
The Saskatchewan Health Department said multiple patients were being treated at multiple locations.
“Additional personnel have been requested to respond to the influx of victims,” agency spokeswoman Anne Linemann said in an email.
Mark Oddan, a spokesman for STARS Air Ambulance, said two helicopters were dispatched from Saskatoon and another from Regina.
He said two brought patients to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, while the third brought a patient to the Royal University from a hospital in Melfort, not far south-east of Weldon.
Oddan said he could not disclose information about her age, gender or condition due to data protection laws.
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https://www.king5.com/article/news/nation-world/canadian-police-10-dead-15-injured-stabbings/507-b4f929e0-8c5c-4552-bb6f-b9db059cf304 Canadian Police: Multiple stabbings in Saskatchewan leave 10 dead