According to authorities, a stabbing spree in Canada’s heartland Saskatchewan province has left at least 10 people dead and 15 injured.
In the James Smith Cree Nation and the neighboring community of Weldon, the victims were discovered in 13 different places.
Myles Sanderson, 30, and Damien Sanderson, 31, are two individuals who are wanted for questioning and are armed and dangerous.
The large province is the target of a massive manhunt, and locals have been advised to remain indoors.
“Never leave a safe place. When inviting guests into your home, use caution “The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Saskatchewan tweeted.
Drivers have been instructed not to pick up hitchhikers at checkpoints where police are examining travelers’ identification.
James Smith Cree Nation, an indigenous village of around 2,000 people located about 200 miles northeast of Weldon, has declared a state of emergency.
And a hazardous person alert was broadcast to all mobile phones across the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta – a large expanse almost half the size of Europe.
Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, called the attack “horrific and terrible.”
He tweeted, “I’m thinking of those who lost a loved one and of those who were hurt.”
At a news conference on Sunday night, police warned that there may be further injured patients who have admitted themselves to the hospital and urged them to get in touch with them.
Some persons may have been the two suspects’ targets, according to Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer Rhonda Blackmore, while others are thought to have been “attacked randomly.”
According to her, the initial emergency call to police was placed at 05:40 local time on Sunday (11:40 GMT) in Regina, the provincial capital located some 280 kilometers (173 miles) south of Weldon.
This was swiftly followed by numerous further cries for assistance, creating a “rapidly emerging event.”
The suspects were last saw by the general public in Regina on Sunday about noon.
Ms. Blackmore issued a warning to anyone who sees the guys, saying, “The suspects may be in a black Nissan Rogue [car].”
“They are regarded as dangerous and armed… Do not approach the suspects or their car; instead, leave the location right once and dial 911.”
“This is why we require everyone in the province to keep vigilant,” she said, adding that the suspects’ “location and direction of travel is unclear.”
She also emphasized that “the utmost number of resources” were being devoted to the inquiry by the police.
Moreover, the local police, urges the suspects to hand themselves into authorities.
“If Damien and Myles are listening, or receive this information, I would ask they turn themselves in to police,” assistant commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said.