Canadian authorities are currently searching for two men that were suspected of stabbing to death 10 people located in an indigenous community. Police went on to charge both suspects with murder and as well as other charges as the manhunt continues. This after the nation’s deadliest mass killing has entered its second day.
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The men are also being accused of injuring 18 people. They conducted a series of threatening knife attacks leading the nation to declare a state of emergency. The incident shook several residents who are located in a nearby Village of Weldon.
Authorities stated that a vehicle that reportedly carried the suspect had been spotted around 210 miles south of where the stabbings occurred. Police believe they may be driving a black Nissan Rogue.
Suspects Wanted for Stabbing Incident
According to police chief Evan Bray, they believe the suspects are in the provisional capital of Regina. In a video posted on social media, Bray announced that the suspects were still at large. “There’s a lot of grief. There’s a lot of anxiety in our province and in our communities this morning and all day yesterday,” he stated.
The suspects were identified as Miles Sanderson, 30, and Damien Sanderson, 31. There are still no details in order to confirm if the two are related. According to Rhonda Blackmore, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Saskatchewan, there were 13 places where people were either found injured or deceased. “This horrific what has occurred in our Providence,” she stated.
Chief Evan Bray
Damian Sanderson is described as being 5’7 around 155 lbs and Miles Sanders as 6’1 and around 200 lbs. According to Bray, some of the victims do appear to have been targeted by the two suspects. Others were attacked at random. Police said that there are now 18 people reported as injured, which was up from 15 injured the day before. The chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, the incident could be drug-related.
“This is the destruction we face when harmful illegal drugs invade our communities, and we demand all authorities to take direction from the chiefs and councils and their membership to create safer and healthier communities for our people,” stated Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations.
The attack is set to be the deadliest Mass killing in Canadian history. According to experts, the deadliest gun rampage in Canadian history occurred in 2020. A man disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes. He also set several fires across the province of Nova Scotia killing a total of 22 people.