Canadian School in Lockdown After Shooting; Multiple Deaths Reported (UPDATE)
A school in Saskatchewan, Canada was put on lockdown after a shooter opened fire. And according to multiple reports so far, there are fatalities:
BREAKING: Government official says at least 2 dead in school shooting in Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 22, 2016
BREAKING: Nurse tells CBC a "number of people" were shot at high school in Saskatchewan pic.twitter.com/W43dB5mjte
— Shepard Smith (@ShepNewsTeam) January 22, 2016
Multiple reports are saying that a suspect––a young man with a gun––is currently in custody.
The school in question, La Loche Community School, posted this message earlier on Facebook explaining the situation:
There is currently an emergency occurring at the Dene Building and we are asking the public to stay away while the matter is resolved by the RCMP. The elementary school is also under a lock down which will not be lifted until we hear that it is safe from the La Loche RCMP. We will not be allowing anyone in or out until we have a clear idea of what is going on.
Authorities quickly arrives on the scene and are conducting the investigation.
The premier of Saskatchewan issued a statement saying, “Words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events today in La Loche. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families and friends and all the people of the community.”
UPDATE –– 6:17 pm EST: The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, has now said there are five dead:
Breaking: Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau says 5 killed, 2 injured in Saskatchewan school shooting
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) January 22, 2016
UPDATE –– 9:14 pm EST: The police have now clarified that only four people died:
UPDATE: Police say death toll is 4 after school shooting, not 5 as announced earlier by Canadian prime minister
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 23, 2016
[image via John Baglieri]
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