UPDATE: Multiple casualties after James Smith Cree Nation stabbing reported

Update 4:30 p.m.

Law enforcement in the three prairie provinces are on high alert, looking for two men suspected of killing multiple people. RCMP allege Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson are charged with stabbing to death 10 people and injuring 15 others in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, in a shooting Sunday. The RCMP are investigating 13 different crime scenes.

Earlier today, authorities said they received a report that the suspects may be traveling to Regina in the Arcola Ave area around shortly before noon in a black Nissan Rogue with the SK 119 MPI license.

Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said police believe the suspects are in the capital and are calling on anyone with information about their whereabouts to come forward.

RCMP said it appears some of the stabbing victims were targeted or were random victims.

“It’s horrific what happened in our province today,” said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore.

Police are asking the public to take precautions and consider sheltering in place. Don’t leave a safe place. DO NOT APPROACH suspects. Don’t pick up hitchhikers. Report suspicious people, emergencies or information to 9-1-1. Do not disclose police locations.

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Update 12:21 p.m.

Saskatchewan RCMP say they received a report that the suspects may be traveling in the Arcola Avenue area around 11:45 a.m. in Regina, Saskatchewan in a black Nissan Rogue with the SK 119 MPI license.

If in the Regina area, authorities are asking the public to take precautions and consider sheltering in place. Don’t leave a safe place. DO NOT APPROACH suspicious people. Do not pick up hitchhiking hikers. Report suspicious people, emergencies or information to 9-1-1. Do not disclose police locations.

As the suspects are at large, we have also requested that the alert be extended to Manitoba and Alberta.

The RCMP says it will continue to provide updates as they become available.

UPDATE 10:01 – RCMP have released information that there are multiple victims, in multiple locations, including the Cree Nation of James Smith and Weldon. The victims may have been attacked randomly.

Suspects Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson remain at large under what is now a provincial alert.

Saskatchewan RCMP have been advised by members of the public that an incorrect photo has been released of Myles Sanderson.

Based on this information, further investigation took place and we have now included the attached updated description and photograph of Myles Sanderson.

Damien Sanderson is 5-foot-7 and 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Myles Sanderson is 6ft 1in and weighs 240lbs with brown hair and eyes. See new photo.

Dangerous Person Alert Schedule

7:14 a.m., Sunday, September 4, 2022: Melfort RCMP used the SaskAlert system to send out an incident notification on the James Smith Cree Nation after receiving multiple calls indicating multiple stabbings had occurred.

7:57 a.m.: the following updated photos and information have been released: Updated Dangerous Person Alert issued by Melfort RCMP for multiple stabbings against James Smith Cree Nation. The suspects are Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson. Damien Sanderson is 5’7″ tall and weighs 155 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. Myles Sanderson is 6’1″, 200 lbs, has black hair and brown eyes.

8:15 a.m.: The information has been updated to include that the suspects may be in black Nissan Rogue with license plate SK 119 MPI. With this news release, the RCMP said this was a province-wide alert.

If you are in the area, immediately seek shelter/shelter in place. Don’t leave a safe place. Exercise caution when allowing others to enter your residence. DO NOT APPROACH suspicious people. Do not pick up hitchhiking hikers. Report suspicious people, emergencies or information to 9-1-1. Do not disclose police locations.

MBC Radio News is following this story and will post updates as they become available.

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