Killing in Canada: a suspect was found dead, his brother still at large

Rebound in the slaughter which plunged Canada into dread. One of the two suspects was found dead in one of the localities where the murders took place on Sunday.

The body of Damien Sanderson – on the left in the photo – was discovered with several “visible injuries”. Police say he may have been killed by his brother, Myles, who is still wanted.

The exact cause of death will be determined in conjunction with Saskatchewan investigators, with the date and time of this examination to be determined. Myles Sanderson, Damien’s brother, may have been injured. This has not been confirmed“, declared in a press conference the assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Rhonda Blackmore.

Hundreds of police are still looking for Myles Sanderson, and Canadian authorities are asking the people of the province of Saskatchewan to remain extremely vigilant.

The two brothers are suspected of having killed 10 people with knives on Sunday and of having injured 18 others, in several remote localities of this province in the center-west of the country. The killings affected an Indigenous community in James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby town of Weldon in Saskatchewan, a large, sparsely populated rural province.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lamented on Monday that these types of deadly attacks are “become too common”. “This type of violence has no place in our country.“, did he declare.

In the province, the inhabitants are in shock. “No one in this town ever goes to sleep again. They’ll be terrified to open their door“, told the local Saskatoon daily StarPhoenix Ruby Works, who lives in Weldon. “I’m tearful, I’m angry“, confided Melissa Harp, another resident whose brother-in-law was killed, to the daily La Presse.

According to the police, who did not give details of their identities, some victims were targeted by the suspects and others were randomly attacked. Among the first identified by Canadian media are a 77-year-old retiree, a female first aider and her 14-year-old nephew.

The majority of the victims are indigenous. In Canada, the latter represent approximately 5% of the 38 million inhabitants, and live in communities often ravaged by unemployment and poverty.

For now, the reason for this killing remains unexplained.


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