4 Dead in school shooting in Canada:

Jan 22, 2016 8:28 PM by News Staff


TORONTO (AP) - Canadian authorities say a gunman opened fire at a high school and a second location in an aboriginal community in northern Saskatchewan, leaving four dead and at least two injured.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said from Davos, Switzerland that a suspect was in custody. Trudeau initially said five died, but police later corrected that to four. Trudeau called the shooting "every parent's worst nightmare." He said the community of La Loche is reeling.

Kevin Janvier told The Associated Press that his 23-year old daughter Marie, a teacher, was shot dead by the gunman. He said police told him that the gunman first shot two of his siblings before killing his daughter.


Five people were killed in a shooting at a school in Saskatchewan, Canada, Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

Two others were critically injured, Trudeau said. The suspected shooter is in custody, he said.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police said a "serious incident" occurred at La Loche Community School.

"I was walking down the hallway and the first shots goes off. Then, they're saying run," Noel Desjarlais-Thomas, a 10th-grade student at the school, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation program "As It Happens."

"Then I started running and then there was about six shots," Desjarlais-Thomas said.

Trudeau called the shooting "every parent's worst nightmare." He said the shooting occurred at the school and another location.

"On this sad day the whole country grieves with the people of La Loche and of Saskatchewan," he said.

More details were not immediately available. The school has students from grades 7 through 12.

"Words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events today in La Loche," Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said in a statement. "My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families and friends and all the people of the community."

La Loche is a town of about 2,600 in northwest Saskatchewan, about 370 miles north of Saskatoon.


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