At least 10 people are dead, according to Saskatchewan RCMP, following a string of stabbings in the James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon area.
Saskatchewan RCMP met with the media Sunday afternoon to give an update on the manhunt to find two suspects in the stabbings.
The suspects are Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson. Damien is 5-foot-7, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Myles is 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
“Currently, we are actively looking for the two suspects and helping the victims. We are dedicating the maximum amount of resources to this investigation,” said Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore, Commanding Officer of the Saskatchewan RCMP.
At 5:40 a.m. on Sunday, RCMP received a call of a stabbing in the James Smith Cree Nation. In the following minutes, Saskatchewan RCMP received multiple calls for stabbings in the James Smith Cree Nation.
Melfort RCMP officers were dispatched and at 7:12 a.m. a dangerous person alert was issued for the James Smith Cree Nation and the surrounding area informing residents of the stabbing and that there are two suspects.
At 7:57 a.m., another alert was sent out with the suspects' names and descriptions; at 8:20 a.m. the alert was extended to the entire province.
A fifth update was sent out at 12:07 p.m. that RCMP received reports that the suspect vehicle, a black Nissan Rogue with a Saskatchewan Licence plate 119 MPI, was spotted travelling on Arcola Avenue in Regina around 11:45 a.m. The direction of the vehicle is unknown to the police.
The Regina Police Service says that they are operating as if the suspects are still in the city until there is new information saying otherwise. It is also unknown if the suspects have changed vehicles.
Overall, 10 bodies have been found and there are 13 active crime scenes in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon. RCMP say there are at least 15 other victims are in hospital and several others there were treated on-scene. Police believe there could be more victims in the hospital that transported themselves. According to police, some victims were targeted, while others were attacked randomly. There is no indication from RCMP that there were any other attacks outside of James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon.
They are asking Regina residents to take the proper precautions and consider sheltering in place. Do not leave a secure location.
Use caution when allowing others into your residence. DO NOT APPROACH suspicious persons. Do not pick up hitch hikers. Report suspicious persons, emergencies or info to 9-1-1.
As the suspects are at large, the alert has been extended to Alberta and Manitoba.
You can watch the entire press conference below:
Below are pictures of the suspects provided by the RCMP: