A manhunt is underway for one of two brothers suspected in a mass stabbing that left 10 dead and 18 injured across multiple locations in Saskatchewan, Canada.
The attacks on Sunday — which rattled the Canadian nation and put the province of Saskatchewan on edge — spanned 13 crime scenes in an Indigenous community and a nearby rural village, according to authorities.
Less than three hours after the first attack was reported, authorities identified the suspects as brothers Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson.
On Monday morning, Damien Sanderson, 31, was found dead on the James Smith Cree Nation in a “heavily grassed area” near a house, police said.
His injuries were not believed to be self-inflicted, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore, adding that the exact cause of death would be determined by the Saskatchewan coroner’s office.
His 30-year-old brother is still at large and considered “armed and dangerous,” Blackmore said. The man has a “lengthy criminal record” and had warrants out for his arrest before the stabbings, she said.
Police warned that Sanderson may also be injured and might try to seek medical attention, but did not provide further details on why they believe he might be hurt.
“We do have strong reason to believe that he has sustained some injuries. We’re not exactly sure what those injuries are,” Blackmore said.
Although still at large, Myles Sanderson was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and breaking and entering into a residence.
Police believe suspect was in the city of Regina
By 9:45 a.m., authorities reported victims in multiple locations, including one in the village of Weldon, and that some victims may have been attacked randomly.
In total, 28 people were wounded, including 10 who died.
Helicopter crews took some victims to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon while others were brought to local hospitals by ground ambulances. Police said there may be additional injured people who took themselves to the various hospitals.
The victims included men and women in different age groups, some of whom were apparently targeted while others may have been attacked randomly, according to Blackmore.
Police have not released information on victims’ conditions and identities, but said the youngest was in their early 20s.
About three hours after the first stabbing was reported, authorities identified the suspects as the Sanderson brothers and told the public that they were driving the black Nissan Rogue SUV.
Around noon, an alert was sent out reporting that the suspect vehicle had been seen by a driver on Arcola Avenue in Regina and told the public in Regina to shelter in place.
It wasn’t until the next morning that Damien Sanderson was found dead.
Source : CNN