5 dead, 2 criticial after shootings in Canada school
A shotter opened fire at a second place and also a high school in a northern Saskatchewan community on Friday, leaving five dead and two others injured, Canada’s Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said from Davos, Switzerland that a suspect was in custody.
“The community is reeling.”
Mr. Trudeau said the shootings happened at a high school and another place but did not release any information on the second location. School shootings are uncommon in Canada.
The grade 7 through 12 La Loche Community School is in the distant aboriginal community of La Loche, Saskatchewan. The Facebook page of the school said it would stay on lockdown until the Royal Canadian Police resolve the matter. It asked the people to stay away.
It was uncertain how many perished at the school. Police have yet to announce any details.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall before confirmed the shooting.
“Words cannot express my shock and sorrow in the awful events today in La Loche.My ideas and prayers are with each of the sufferers, their families and friends and all of the folks of the community,” he said in a statement.
“We are fairly shaken up.
Ms. Jolibois said she went to the school and talked with some of her family members, who were unharmed. She wouldn’t reveal details of the shooting, saying she preferred that authorities release the advice.