At least 2 dead in northern Saskatchewan school shooting, source tells CP

RCMP officers have detained a suspect after reports of a gunman inside a school in northern Saskatchewan.

A source told The Canadian Press that at least two people were killed.

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The incident happened at Dene High School in La Loche, a remote town about 600 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

A STARS air ambulance from Saskatoon was dispatched to the La Loche area, according to the organization's Twitter account.

RCMP have not released details, but Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall posted a statement on Facebook about “horrific events.”

Words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events today in La Loche. My thoughts and prayers are with all...

Posted by Brad Wall on Friday, January 22, 2016

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair expressed condolences for those “affected by the shooting.”

My thoughts are with those affected by the shooting at La Loche Community School and @GeorginaNDP whose family members are at the school.

— Tom Mulcair (@ThomasMulcair) January 22, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to comment on the incident from Davos, Switzerland.

With files from CTV Saskatoon



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