Authorities of the Indian reservation where the massacre took place have declared a state of emergency until September
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police yesterday at several locations in the James Smith Cree Nation, an Indian reservation in the province of Saskatchewan, in the center of the country, continued the search for the two suspects in the murder of ten people this Sunday. The massacre is one of the greatest acts of mass violence in Canadian history. The reserve authorities have declared a state of emergency, which will be in effect until September 30.
Police chief of the nearby town of Regina, Evan Bray, assured yesterday that they continued to search “relentlessly” overnight for the two suspects. “We have a new team of investigators and crews that will take on the investigation as of today (yesterday),” Bray explained in a video posted on Twitter. “We will not stop this investigation until we have those two in custody,” he stressed.
The suspects are Damien Sanderson, 31, and Myles Sanderson, 30, who have been wanted since Sunday morning after the stabbing. So far, ten people have died as a result of the attack and another 15 have had to be hospitalized. Photos of the suspects have already been released.
Canadian Police Deputy Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore warned on Sunday that they are armed and dangerous individuals. In addition, Blackmore noted that while some victims were attacked intentionally, others were random. However, the researchers have so far not been able to determine the motive for the attacks, which took place in thirteen locations.
The shock of what happened shook the country. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the attacks “appalling and heartbreaking” in a statement. “I think of those who have lost a loved one and those who have been injured,” he added.
The magnitude of the tragedy is important in a city where everyone knows each other and is even family. “They were our relatives, friends. Most of us are all related here, so it’s quite difficult,” explained an authority in the area, Calvin Sanderson.
Source: La Verdad