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According to authorities, a stabbing spree in Canada’s heartland Saskatchewan province has left at least 10 people dead and 15 seriously wounded.
After a thorough search, three victims were discovered in 13 different locations, one of which was James Smith Cree Nation and nearby Weldon.
Two individuals have been named a suspect, they are wanted for interrogations but they fled.
As a major investigation unfolds across the entire area of the province, locals have been advised to remain indoors.
‘Do not leave a secure location. Use caution allowing others into your residence,’ Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) wrote in a tweet.
Police examine travelers’ identities at control points that have been structured, and drivers have been instructed to avoid picking up hitchhikers.
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A state of emergency has been declared for the James Smith Cree Nation an indigenous community with about 2,000 residents north-east of Weldon– about 200 people live here.
Additionally, a dangerous person warning was broadcast to every mobile device in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta, a vast area that is nearly half the size of Europe.
Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, called the assault ‘horrific and heartbreaking’.
‘I’m thinking of those who have lost a loved one and of those who were injured,’ he tweeted.
During a media briefing which was monitored by Africa Daily News, New York on Sunday night, police noted that there may be more wounded victims who have admitted themselves to the hospital and urged them to call the police.
Rhonda Blackmore, Commanding Officer for Saskatchewan RCMP said that some people may have been targeted by the two suspects, while others are believed to have been “attacked randomly”.
Commanding Officer for Saskatchewan RCMP, Rhonda Blackmore stressed that it’s thought that some people were “randomly attacked”.
According to her, the first emergency call to police was placed at 05:40 local time on Sunday (11:40 GMT) in Regina, the provincial capital located some 280 kilometers (173 miles) south of Weldon.
A “rapidly unfolding event” emerged from the influx of numerous further calls for assistance that followed soon after this.
The suspects were last seen by members of the public in Regina at about lunchtime on Sunday.
According to residents of Regina, they were last seen at about noon on Sunday.
‘The suspects may be in a black Nissan Rogue [vehicle],’ Anybody who notices the men should keep away, Ms. Blackmore urged.
‘They are considered armed and dangerous… If you see the suspects or their vehicle, do not approach them, immediately leave the area and call 911.’
She said the suspects’ ‘location and direction of travel is unknown’, adding: ‘This is why we need everyone in the province to stay vigilant.’
She also emphasised that the authorities were devoting the finest amount of resources necessary for that investigation.