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New Updates: Four Dead in School Shooting in Northern Canada–Two Allegedly are Gunman’s Siblings


UPDATE 11:18 pm EASTERN: Reports indicate the gunman behind the school shooting in La Loche allegedly “shot two of his siblings” before going to Dene High School to allegedly kill two other persons. According to the Associated Press, one of the persons killed at the high school was the 23-year-old daughter of Kevin Janvier. Reuters identifies Janvier as the Acting Mayor of La Loche.

UPDATE 9:09 pm EASTERN: BNO News reports that Canadian Police have revised the number of fatalities resulting from the January 22 school shooting in La Loche. The number of dead is now is listed at four, one less than previously reported. 


Police indicate there were two separate scenes, although the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have not reported whether people were shot and injured at both. “The second scene is located in the 300 block of Dene Road, which is a short distance north of [Dene High School].”

UPDATE, 7:44 PM EASTERN: The number of dead in the community school shooting in the northern Saskatchewan community of La Roche has been raised to “at least five. The National Post reports that the “remote Dene town of about 3,000 people on the eastern shore of Lac La Loche” is in shock.

A school in northern Canada was on lockdown for a time after a school shooting reportedly left two dead and one in custody.

The school–Dene High School–is located in La Roche in northern Saskatchewan.

According to CTV News, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have the gunman in custody but not details about his identity have been released.

The BBC reports “the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Chief told local media there are two people dead but police have refused to confirm that.” The Independent reports that “local media said two people had been killed and the shooter was in custody.”

CTV News reports that the shooting lead not only to the lockdown of Dene High School, but of a nearby elementary school in La Roche as well.

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