One of the suspects who killed 10 people in a series of stabbings was found dead and his injuries were not self-inflicted, Canadian police said.
They said his brother, also a suspect, may have been injured and is on the run.
Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said he believes 31-year-old Damian Sanderson was found dead and 30-year-old Miles Sanderson is in Regina, Saskatchewan.
A man is suspected of killing 10 people in a series of stabbings in an indigenous community and a nearby town.
A large-scale manhunt for the perpetrators of one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s history is now in its second day.
Officials said some of the victims were targeted, while others appeared to have been randomly selected in the James Smith Cree Nation and the town of Weldon, Saskatchewan.
They did not reveal a motive for the crime, and 18 people were injured.
Terror gripped communities in rural Saskatchewan, a working-class region surrounded by farmlands terrorized by crime.
One eyewitness who said he had lost family members said he saw people with bloody wounds scattered across the Indigenous Reserve.
“Nobody in this town will ever sleep again. They’ll be afraid to open the door,” says Weldon, who has lost someone close to her and has a population of about 200 and many pensioners. said Ruby Works, a resident of
As the Labor Day holiday weekend drew to a close on Monday, police urged Saskatchewan residents returning from travel to look for suspicious activity around their homes before entering.
The stabbing was one of the worst mass murders in Canada, which has less crime than the United States.
The deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history occurred in 2020, when a man disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes and set fire across Nova Scotia, killing 22 people.
In 2019, a man used a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto.
“What happened in our state is horrifying.
The head of the League of Sovereign Indigenous Peoples suggested the stabbing may be drug-related.
“This is the destruction we face when harmful illegal drugs enter our communities. We demand to create safer and healthier communities for our people,” said Chief Bobby Cameron.
Elected leaders of the three communities that make up the James Smith Cree Nation have declared a local state of emergency.
Calvin Sanderson, chief of the Chakastepashin, who is apparently unrelated to the suspect, said everyone was affected by the tragic events.
“They were our relatives and friends,” Sanderson said of the victims. “It’s pretty scary.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the flag above the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa would be flown at half mast.
“Sadly, in recent years, tragedies like this have become all too common.
“Saskatchewan and Canadians will do what they always do in times of trouble and distress. They will be there for each other,” Trudeau said.