(TheRedAlertNews.com) – A stabbing spree in Saskatchewan province, Canada, has left dozens of casualties, including at least ten dead and 18 wounded, after two men attacked people with knives at multiple locations.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) identified two suspects as perpetrators: brothers Damien Sanderson, 31, and Myles Sanderson, 30, The New York Post reported.
The RCMP was working on 13 different crime scenes as the brothers moved from one target location to the next. Most of those are in the James Smith Cree Nation, a Native American community where most of the victims, and the small village of Weldon, northeast of Saskatoon.
The suspects were at first reported seen on the run driving in a black Nissan Rogue in the provincial capital of Regina, 200 miles south of where the stabbing spree started.
On Monday, the police discovered the elder brother’s body, Damien Sanderson. The 31-year-old’s body was found at the James Smith Cree Nation, in a “heavily grassed area,” close to a house.
“[His injuries are] not believed to be self-inflicted at this point,” police Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore told reporters, as cited by The BBC.
“It appears that some of the victims may have been targeted and some may be random — so to speak to a motive would be extremely difficult at this point in time,” the policewoman added.
The Canadian police warned the other suspect, Myles Sanderson remains at large and can be dangerous. He is believed to have also been wounded and likely to seek medical help.
The suspects’ motives for committing the stabbing spree remain unknown. Both have been charged with murder even though they hadn’t been caught at the time.
The wanted man, Myles Sanderson, has an “extensive and lengthy criminal record” which goes back several years.
“Someone out there knows something. We beg you to come forward for the sake of the families,” chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations said on Monday evening.
The first reports about the stabbing spree reached local police at about 6 am on Sunday, and later reports caused the James Smith Cree Nation to declare a state of emergency.
By mid-Sunday, the emergency alerts were spread across Saskatchewan and the neighboring provinces of Alberta and Manitoba, all three of which share a border with the United States.