At least two people have been killed, following a shooting, at a school, in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, according to a government official.
At least two people are dead in a shooting at a school in northern Saskatchewan, a government official has said.
Police were called to a “serious incident” at La Loche Community School but have refused to give details. An unnamed official said that two people have been killed.
Witnesses said there was screaming and more than half a dozen shots. Two schools were put on lockdown.
Brad Wall, the premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, confirmed there had been a shooting at a school in an aboriginal community. But he did not give details about victims.
“Words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events today in La Loche,” he said.
“My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families and friends and all the people of the community.”
About 900 students attend La Loche Community School for kindergarten through to grade 12.
“I ran outside the school,” Noel Desjarlais, a Grade 10 student, said, “There was lots of screaming, there was about six, seven shots before I got outside. I believe there was more shots by the time I did get out.”
La Loche is an aboriginal community of about 3,000 people.