Authorities reported on September 4 that a string of stabbings in two communities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan resulted in 10 fatalities and 15 injuries. Two suspects are being sought by police.
According to police, there were many stabbings on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the northeast Saskatoon town of Weldon.
Some of the victims appear to have been targeted by the suspects, according to Rhonda Blackmore, Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Saskatchewan, while other victims appear to have been attacked randomly. She was unable to give a reason.
What happened in our Province today is horrible, Ms. Blackmore remarked.
There are 13 crime scenes, according to her, where bodies or injured victims have been discovered.
The last tip the police received from the general public, according to the police, was that the suspects had been seen in Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan, around noon. Since then, there have been several sightings.
“Take care and think about sheltering in place if you’re in the Regina area. Never leave a safe place. AVOID approaching shady characters. Hitchhikers should not be picked up. Call 9-1-1 to report suspicious people, emergencies, or information. Do not reveal police locations, the RCMP said in a tweet.
The hunt for the suspects was conducted as spectators flocked to Regina for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ annual sold-out Labour Day matchup in the Canadian Football League.
In a press release, the Regina Police Service stated that it was collaborating with Mounties to search for and apprehend the individuals on numerous fronts and that it had “deployed additional resources for public safety around the city, including the football game at Mosaic Stadium.”
As the two suspects remained at large, the alert that was initially issued by Melfort, Saskatchewan RCMP around 7 a.m. was later expanded to include Manitoba and Alberta.
Myles Sanderson, 30, was reported as being six feet one inches tall and 200 pounds, while Damien Sanderson, 31, was five feet seven inches tall and 155 pounds. Both may be operating a black Nissan Rogue, and they both have black hair and brown eyes.
According to the Saskatchewan Health Authority, numerous individuals were receiving care at various locations.
In response to the rush of victims, “a need for more employees was made,” authority spokeswoman Anne Linemann wrote in an email.
Two helicopters were sent from Saskatoon and one from Regina, according to Mark Oddan, a STARS Air Ambulance spokeswoman.
He claimed that two transported patients to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon and that the third transported a patient from a hospital in Melfort, which is located just to the southeast of Weldon, to the Royal University.
Mr. Oddan claimed that he was unable to reveal details on the group’s ages, genders, or medical issues due to privacy laws.