At least 10 people were killed and 15 were hurt in a stabbing spree on Sunday in an Indigenous settlement and a neighboring town in Canada’s Saskatchewan province, according to police, who are now looking for two suspects.

In the remote Indigenous community of James Smith Cree Nation and the neighboring town of Weldon, Saskatchewan, police responding to emergency calls discovered 10 bodies. Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police stated at a press conference.

According to authorities, the stabbings occurred across the James Smith Cree Nation as well as in the northeast Saskatoon town of Weldon. Blackmore claimed that while some of the victims appeared to have been singled out for attack by the accused, others appeared to have been victimized at random. She was unable to explain why.

She added that more victims may have made their way to hospitals.

Myles and Damien Sanderson, brothers with black hair and brown eyes who are ages 30 and 31, respectively, have been identified as the alleged attackers. They fled in a car.
According to Blackmore, the suspects left in a black Nissan Rogue, and as “maximum” police resources were mobilized for the search, many roadblocks have been set up on major thoroughfares and roads across the area.

The hunt for the suspects was conducted as spectators flocked to Regina for the annual sold-out Labor Day match between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.
A local state of emergency was issued by the 2,500-person James Smith Cree Nation, and many Saskatchewan residents were advised to stay indoors.

The stabbings over 13 crime locations were among the deadliest mass murders in Canadian history, and they will undoubtedly have an impact on the entire nation because mass violence is uncommon in Canada, whereas it is more typical in the neighboring United States.

The horrifying stabbings in Saskatchewan have been condemned by Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada. In his statement, he said, “I am shocked and devastated by the horrific attacks today in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan, that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured many more. As Canadians, we mourn with everyone affected by this tragic violence, and with the people of Saskatchewan. We also wish a full and quick recovery to those injured.”

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