Ten people were killed, and more than fifteen others were taken to the hospital early Sunday morning after a stabbing spree in at least 13 locations across the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Canadian authorities are currently conducting a manhunt to find at least two suspects they believe are responsible.
Update #5 for Dangerous Person Alert issued by Melfort RCMP: #RCMPSK received a report the suspects may traveling in the Arcola Ave area around 11:45 a.m. in Regina, SK in a black, Nissan Rogue with SK license 119 MPI. pic.twitter.com/dYlVTmP1CL
— RCMP Saskatchewan (@RCMPSK) September 4, 2022
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), released a statement regarding the stabbings and suspects.
We have found 10 people who are dead and we are currently investigating 13 locations in the communities in Weldon and James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.
There were several other victims who sustained injuries. 15 of them were transported to different hospitals. Other injured victims may have traveled to the hospitals on their own. If you haven’t spoken to the police, please call 310-RCMP (306-310-7277).
It is believed that some victims were targeted by the suspects, while others were randomly attacked. Authorities are looking for Myles Sanderson and Damien Sanderson.
Damien Sanderson, a 31-year-old male, is described as 5’7″ and 155lbs, with brown hair and eyes. Myles Sanderson, a 30-year-old male, is 6’1 and 240lbs with brown hair. We have their photos on social media and websites.
They are dangerous and considered to be armed. They are believed to be driving a Nissan Rogue SUV in black with Saskatchewan plate 119 MPI. We don’t know if the couple has moved vehicles since then. We don’t know their location or the direction they traveled. We ask everyone to be vigilant and immediately report any suspicious activity to 911.
Citizens should not approach the suspects or their vehicles. Instead, leave the area and immediately call 911. Two knife-wielding suspects are dangerous and should be treated as such.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and communities of the many victims. It is shocking to see what has happened in our province. The Saskatchewan RCMP is determined to find and arrest these two men and will continue to do so.
We hope that these two evil men are arrested and punished. To make light of the terrible situation, I was repeatedly told by gun control advocates that mass killings are only a problem in the United States. I was repeatedly told that guns were the problem, and that law-abiding owners of “assault guns” are responsible for all mass murders. We on the right know that this is not true. Criminals and crazies don’t follow the law and will kill regardless of what the left says. It is not clear if the left will ever admit to it.
This is still a developing story. We will keep it updated as more information becomes available.
One of two suspects in stabbing attacks in Canada that killed 10 people has been found dead, police said Monday.
The body of Damien Sanderson, 31, was found on the James Smith Cree Nation in Saskatchewan at 11:30 a.m., said Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore, commanding officer of the Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson, his brother, were named suspects in the stabbing deaths of 10 people that occurred Sunday.
Myles Sanderson, 30, may be injured, but that has not been confirmed, Blackmore said at a news conference.
“We do want the public to know this as there is a possibility he may seek medical attention,” she said. “It does not mean he is not still dangerous.”
Damien Sanderson had visible injuries that are not believed to have been self-inflicted, Blackmore said. A cause of death will be determined later, she said.
His body was found “outdoors in a heavily grassed area in proximity to a house that was being examined,” Blackmore said.
Asked at Monday’s news conference whether Myles Sanderson is suspected in his brother’s death, she said investigators could not say.
“We haven’t confirmed that. We can’t say one way or the other if Myles was involved in the death of Damien,” Blackmore said. “It is an investigative avenue that we are following up on, but we can’t say that definitively at this point.”
Including Myles Sanderson, 19 people have been injured in the attacks, which spanned 13 identified crime scenes, officials said. Their medical conditions were not released. With the discovery of Damien Sanderson’s body, she said, the number of deaths was 11.
The identities of the dead were not released by police Monday, but Blackmore said that none of them were infants or children.
The youngest known victim who died was born in 1999, she said, and both men and women were killed.
James Smith Cree Nation resident Darryl Burns and his brother, Ivor Wayne Burns, said their sister, Gloria Lydia Burns, was a first responder who was killed while trying to respond to a call. Burns said his 62-year-old sister was on a crisis response team.
“She went on a call to a house and she got caught up in the violence,” he said. “She was there to help. She was a hero.”
Investigators believe some victims may have been targeted and others may have been attacked at random, Blackmore said, but an investigation is ongoing.
Investigators believe the 10 people who died before Damien Sanderson’s body was found were stabbed but are working to confirm that, Blackmore said.
Myles Sanderson may have been spotted in the Saskatchewan city of Regina after a vehicle that was being sought was seen in the city, officials have said.
“This is the most recent credible information we have, but it’s also quite stale,” Regina Police Service Chief Evan Bray said. “And so we can’t say for certain that he is in the community, but we’re operating as if he is.”
Police said that the manhunt and the investigation into the killings are the highest priority.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the attacks shocking and heartbreaking and said Monday that his thoughts and the thoughts of all Canadians are with the victims and their loved ones.