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Saskatchewan shooting leaves two dead


September 6, 2021
By Canadian Press

Sept. 6, 2021 – Two people are dead, one more is in hospital and a manhunt is underway after a shooting on a Saskatchewan First Nation.

RCMP with the detachment in Melfort, Sask., issued an emergency alert shortly after the Sunday evening shooting on the James Smith First Nation, but had lifted it as of Monday morning.

Police say the shooting took place during an altercation at a home in the community located about 180 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

They say a 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, who were both from the First Nation, were killed. Another man, who is 44, was taken to hospital with serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

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Police issued an update on Monday morning saying they had no word on the injured man’s condition.

They have not released the names of any of the victims, but said their families have been notified.


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