Two men are dead after a shooting incident on the Ahtahakakoop First Nation on Tuesday March 29.

Just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, Shellbrooke RCMP received several calls about an individual discharging a firearm near the health center on Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. A male dressed in camouflage and operating an all-terrain vehicle was seen fleeing the area.

Shellbrook RCMP responded to the area immediately along with members from Big River, Prince Albert and Spiritwood RCMP Detachments. RCMP Police Dog Services, Emergency Response Team, Major Crime Unit North and Forensic Identification section. Police discovered a deceased male, the victim of the shooting.

Then around 5 p.m., police located a man on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation who they believed to be the suspect in the shooting, a 59-year-old male from Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation.

While RCMP police officers were on scene, a firearm was discharged and the male was transported to Shellbrook Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  RCMP Officers did not discharge their weapons.

Investigators believe this adult male is the suspect in the death of the 56 year-old male and that there are no additional suspects in relation to this incident.

The RCMP requested the Saskatoon Police Service conduct an independent, external investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discharge of the firearm.  To ensure transparency during the investigation, the Saskatoon Police Service will report the results to the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General.



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