UPDATE: Spiritwood RCMP arrest one suspect in Witchekan Lake First Nation shooting incident in Saskatchewan

Spiritwood RCMP arrest one suspect in Witchekan Lake First Nation shooting incident in Saskatchewan

The Spiritwood Royal Canadian Mounted Police has arrested Kelly Witchekan, one of the suspects in the Witchekan Lake First Nation shooting incident in Canada’s Saskatchewan province.


UPDATE: Tuesday, September 6 at 6:15pm

As reported by the RCMP on its Twitter account today, Tuesday, September 6, the dangerous persons alert for Witchekan Lake First Nation issued by the Spiritwood RCMP has been cancelled.

One of the suspects in the shooting incident, Kelly Witchekan, was arrested in Saskatoon late yesterday evening. 33-year-old Melvin Starblanket has not been located. He has black hair and brown eyes and is 5’9″, weighing 160 lbs.

The force continues its search for Melvin Starblanket and has warned the public to remain vigilant.

Monday, September 5 at 9:26pm

A shooting incident has been reported this afternoon at the Witchekan Lake First Nation in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Royal Canadian Mounted Police sources in the town of Spiritwood announced via its official Twitter account that shots had been fired.

Initial reports are that this incident is not linked to the ongoing investigation into the previous mass stabbings that occurred in the same area on Sunday, September 4, across James Smith Cree Nation. Several armed suspects are said to be at large, believed to have fled in a mid-2000s dark-red coloured Mustang. A Dangerous Person Alert has been issued.

Members of the public have been warned to be on alert and not to venture outdoors.

This is a breaking news story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.


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