Two men, Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson, are suspected in a mass stabbing that left at least 10 dead and 15 injured in Saskatchewan.
Leaders of the James Smith Cree Nation declared a state of emergency Sunday, after multiple murders and assaults occurred in the community. Police are warning residents to be vigilant and take precautions, including sheltering in place in some communities.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “shocked and devastated” by the violent attacks.
Police received several reports of stabbings on the James Smith Cree Nation, and within hours there were 25 victims.
STARS Air Ambulance dispatched three helicopters to James Smith Cree Nation to help with the emergency response. The helicopters took some victims to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.
Police issued multiple dangerous person’s alerts across Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, and asked residents to take shelter.
Police have identified 13 separate scenes where the attacks took place, with victims found in the remote indigenous community of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon.
Police identified Damian Sanderson and Myles Sanderson as suspects in the stabbing spree. They haven’t said whether the pair are related.