10 people were killed and 15 injured in a string of stabbings that occurred in two communities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, according to authorities on Sunday. Two suspects are being sought by police.
According to police, there were many stabbings on the James Smith Cree Nation and in the northeast Saskatoon town of Weldon.
Some of the victims appear to have been targeted by the suspects, according to Assistant Commissioner of the Saskatchewan RCMP Rhonda Blackmore, while other victims appear to have been attacked randomly. She was unable to give a reason.
The last tip the police received from the general public, according to the police, was that the suspects had been seen in Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan, around noon. Since then, there have been no sightings.
"Take care and think about sheltering in place if you're in the Regina area. Never leave a safe place. AVOID approaching shady characters. Hitchhikers should not be picked up. Call 9-1-1 to report suspicious people, emergencies, or information. Do not reveal police locations, the RCMP said in a tweet.
Scott Moe, the premier of Saskatchewan, expressed his sympathy on Twitter on Sunday night. The agony and loss brought on by this senseless atrocity, he continued, "are beyond words." The province of Saskatchewan expresses its condolences to the victims' families.
In a press release, the Regina Police Department said that with the assistance of Mounties, it was working on several fronts to find and apprehend the suspects and had "deployed additional resources for public safety throughout the city, including the football game at Mosaic Stadium." The search for the suspects was being conducted as spectators arrived in Regina for a sold-out annual Labor Day game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.