It has been reported by the Saskatchewan RCMP that now 18 victims have been injured, along with at least 10 dead following a string of stabbings in the James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon area on Sunday.
That was the new information provided by the RCMP on Monday in their sixth update in relation to an inter-provincial manhunt for the stabbing suspects Damien and Myles Sanderson.
As the RCMP continues to locate and arrest both suspects, on Monday they also charged both men with the following:
Myles Sanderson is charged with: three counts, first-degree murder, one count, attempted murder, and one count, break and enter – residence.
Damien Sanderson is charged with: one count, first-degree murder, one count, attempted murder, and one count, break and enter – residence.
Warrants have also been issued for their arrests, as well they expect further charges are anticipated as the investigation progresses.
“To the people of Saskatchewan and beyond – please be assured that we are using every human, an investigational and technological resource we have available to locate and arrest the persons responsible for this tragedy and to ensure your safety,” says Saskatchewan RCMP Commander Officer A/Commr. Rhonda Blackmore. “Hundreds of Saskatchewan RCMP staff are dedicated to this investigation – this includes operators taking 911 calls and tips, to frontline officers patrolling our streets to the on-scene specialized forensic and Major Crime Unit teams who continue to follow up on all information and evidence gathered.”
The RCMP continues to work closely with Regina Police Service, as the investigation determined the suspects may be in the City of Regina. Resources from Manitoba RCMP, Alberta RCMP, partner police agencies, and the Province of Saskatchewan are also assisting in this investigation.
The suspects are Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson. Damien is 5-foot-7, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Myles is 6-foot-1, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Their last known location was in the Arcola Ave area around 11:45 a.m. on Sunday in Regina, in a black Nissan Rogue with SK license 119 MPI.
On Sunday morning, the Melfort RCMP issued a dangerous persons alert after multiple stabbings on James Smith Cree Nation.
Use caution when allowing others into your residence. DO NOT APPROACH suspicious persons. Do not pick up hitchhikers. Report suspicious persons, emergencies, or info to 9-1-1.
If new evidence identifies public safety risks, police will let the public know through Saskatchewan's Emergency Public Alerting program and alerts will be broadcast on TV and radio, and through cell phones. They will also update their social media channels and public website.
Police are encouraging the public to continue to report any information on Myles and Damien Sanderson’s whereabouts to their local police service immediately. In an emergency, call 9-1-1. Information can be reported to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.