At Least 10 Killed, 15 Injured In Saskatchewan Stabbing Spree In 13 Areas 143710/Pixabay

At least 10 people are dead and 15 more have been sent to hospitals for their injuries in a mass stabbing in Saskatchewan, Canada on Sunday. Two male suspects have been identified by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) as Damien Sanderson, 31, and Myles Sanderson, 30. Both suspects are still at large and being hunted down by authorities. They were both last seen on board a black Nissan Rogue around the provincial capital of Regina.

According to the New York Post, the men allegedly attacked a number of targeted victims while the others were stabbed at random. The victims were located in 13 separate crime scenes but mostly concentrated within the James Smith Cree Nation, which is home to a large population of an Indigenous community.

In a press conference, Saskatchewan RCMP commanding officer Rhonda Blackmore said the motive for the killing spree has been mind-boggling for authorities since they started to receive the first string of reported stabbing around 6 a.m. local time. It is not yet clear if the suspects are related.

Cops responded to more calls of stabbing within the community and the village of Weldon prompting them to put out emergency alerts and declare a state of emergency in the capital. Local residents have been advised to take all the necessary precautions and take shelter in a safe place as police continue their manhunt. The neighboring provinces of Manitoba and Alberta have also been placed on emergency alert by midday as all three provinces share their borders with the U.S.

Police said that three helicopters from STARS Air Ambulance were dispatched with physicians onboard to help with the triage. Some of the victims were taken to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon while the others were sent to several local hospitals by ground emergency responders. Two emergency centers have been organized in the affected communities to provide any needed health support.

Meanwhile, the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders have just announced that they will be beefing up security personnel at their game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this weekend at the Mosaic Stadium.

This has been considered to be one of the deadliest killings in Canadian history. In 2020, a man who disguised himself as a cop went on a killing spree in Nova Scotia, where he shot people in their homes and set their houses on fire. He killed a total of 22 people.

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