Ten dead & 15 injured in stabbing rampage as cops launch manhunt for knifemen | The Sun

TEN people including a mum have been killed after two knifemen reportedly went door-to-door in a horrifying stabbing rampage.

Cops are frantically hunting for two men still on the run after victims were slashed in both random and targeted attacks at 13 locations across the Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Sunday.





At least 15 people were injured and ten killed in the shocking spree, including mum-of-two Lana Head and granded Wes Petterson, 77.

Suspects Damien Sanderson, 31, and Myles Sanderson, 30, remain at large as police desperately search across the expansive province.

The pair are thought to have gone door-to-door armed with knives in the James Smith Cree Nation, where a state of emergency was declared, and the village of Weldon.

The motive of the pair – whose relationship has not been disclosed – remains unclear but police sources said the attacks could be “drug-related.”

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Police warned residents not to approach them and to consider the fugitives “armed and dangerous". They have reportedly been seen in Melfort and Regina.

Helicopters and hundreds of police are involved in one of the biggest manhunts in Canadian history, with the pair believed to be on the run in a black Nissan Rogue SUV.

The shocking rampage began at around 5.40am local time on Sunday – 11.40am in the UK.

Dead and wounded victims were found in 13 different places.

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Police said some of the victims appear to have been targeted by the suspects – but others were attacked at random.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore could not provide a motive for the killers.

But the chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations gave a statement suggesting the stabbings could be drug-related.

Chief Bobby Cameron said: "This is the destruction we face when harmful illegal drugs invade our communities, and we demand all authorities to take direction from the Chiefs and Councils and their membership to create safer and healthier communities for our people."

Three medical helicopters were dispatched – two from the province's largest city Saskatoon and one from Regina – to assist with first response efforts.

Among the ten victims were mum-of-two Lana Head and Wes Petterson, a widower who lived with his grandson in Weldon.



Neighbour Ruby Works said: "He didn't do anything. He didn't deserve this. He was a good, kind-hearted man.

"No one in this town is ever going to sleep again. Theyre going to be terrified to open their door."

Police believe the suspects may be in the city of Regina where they have warned residents to consider sheltering in a safe place.

Police describe Damien, 31, as 5ft 7ins, 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Myles, 30, is described as 6ft 1ins and 240 pounds with brown hair and eyes.

In a statement on Twitter, the RCMP added: "Do not leave a secure location. DO NOT APPROACH suspicious persons.

"Do not pick up hitch hikers. Report suspicious persons, emergencies, or info to 911."

Last May, Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers issued a wanted list that included Myles Sanderson, writing that he was unlawfully at large.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "shocked and devastated by the horrific attacks".

He added: "As Canadians, we mourn with everyone affected by this tragic violence, and with the people of Saskatchewan. We also wish a full and quick recovery to those injured.

“I thank the first responders for their hard work to apprehend the suspects, protect people, and treat the injured.

"The Government of Canada has been in direct communication with the James Smith Cree Nation community leadership and we are ready to assist in any way we can.

"Those responsible for today’s abhorrent attacks must be fully brought to justice."

James Smith Cree Nation is an indigenous community with a population of about 3,400 people largely engaged in farming, hunting and fishing. Weldon is a village of some 200 people.

The attack is one of the deadliest mass stabbings in Canada's history.

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