MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the aboriginal chief, the shooting at the La Loche Community School (LLCS) left at least two people dead. Earlier, CBS reported that several people with gunshot wounds had been admitted to a local hospital.
"Both Clearwater (River Dene Nation) and La Loche, a lot of people are in shock. This is something that you only see on TV most of the time," Clearwater River Dene Nation Chief Teddy Clark said on Friday, as quoted by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspaper.
Clark said as cited by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspaper that the suspect is in custody.
Earlier, CTV reporter John Baglieri said via Twitter citing a "fire chief" that a "boy with a gun" was in custody.
Saskatchewan Premier Bradley Wall expressed his condolences to the victims of the shooting in a Friday statement.
"Words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events today in La Loche. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families and friends and all the people of the community. Thank you to the RCMP and all the emergency personnel who responded quickly to the shootings. Saskatchewan Education and Social Services will be available to provide all necessary crisis support and counselling services to the school and the community," the statement said.