In the Canada mass stabbing incident, at least 10 people were reported killed and 15 were reported injured. The incident is being reported as one of the deadliest mass killings in Canada in the recent history.

Since then, a massive country-wide man hunt has been kicked off by the authorities to nab the culprit behind the heinous crimes. The police have been able to zero-down on the suspects and they are now looking for 31-year-old Damien Sanderson and 30-year-old Myles Sanderson for their involvement in the mass stabbings.

According to reports, the suspect unleashed havoc in two communities found in central Canada. Earlier on Sunday, police received emergency calls and later found 10 people from the Indigenous community of James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby town of Weldon in Saskatchewan province. While some reports are claiming the suspects committed the crime against the said group of indigenous communities, others have claimed that the killings were random.

As the two suspects remain at large, the Saskatchewan police issued a dangerous persons alert. Soon, Alberta and Manitoba also issued province-wide alerts. Later, The James Smith Cree Nation, declared a local emergency.

Following the mass stabbings, the Canadian Prime Minister expressed shock and added, “Those responsible for today’s abhorrent attacks must be fully brought to justice.”

The Facts of the Matter

With an area that sprawls across 3.9 million square miles, Canada is the second-largest country in the world by size. Incidentally, it is also the 39th most populated country in the world. Largely known for its good-natured citizens, the country’s overall crime rate is less than US, New Zealand, UK, and Australia.

However, earlier on Sunday, the country reported one of its deadliest mass killings incidents that has killed at least 10 people and have injured 15 others. The number of injured can be drastically more, as reports have mentioned that victims may have admitted themselves in the hospital.

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Authorities Zero Down on Suspects

The authorities have identified the two suspects as Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson. There have been multiple province-wide alerts against the accused. The authorities in their alerts have asked citizens to take shelter, do not approach the suspects, and be wary of two men traveling in black Nissan Rogue.

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How the Killings took Place

According to assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore, who is involved in the investigation, the first stabbing report came sometime around 5.40 am local time. Minutes later, the situation drastically worsened with police receiving multiple stabbing alerts.

The killings are also being investigated as targeted killings. All the victims found across 13 crime scenes were across the Saskatchewan. They belonged to the James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon indigenous communities.

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Killings Targeted Indigenous Communities

The violence led to the officials issuing a rare “civil emergency”, warning residents of the said communities to “take precautions”. “To everyone in Saskatchewan, especially those in proximity to the James Smith Cree First Nation area, please shelter in place and stay safe,” Marco Mendicino, Canadian Ministry of Public Safety said.

It should be noted that indigenous communities account for less than 5% of the total Canadian population which stands at 38 million. The communities, like other marginalized communities in other countries, deal with relatively higher poverty, unemployment, and low life-expectancy than other citizens of Canada.

Canada PM Issues Statement, Assures Justice

Meanwhile, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement which read – “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.”

“Those responsible for today’s abhorrent attacks must be fully brought to justice,” he added.


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