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Saskatoon police to investigate self-inflicted gunshot RCMP attended

Blaine Lake RCMP has requested an external investigation into the circumstances surrounding man who died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. File / Global News

An external investigation has been requested by Saskatchewan RCMP to look into the circumstances surrounding a man who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At around 1:45 a.m. CT on Wednesday, police were called to a report of a distraught person armed with a gun in a rural area south of Blaine Lake.

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Two RCMP members arrived and encountered a man in possession of a firearm.

Blaine Lake RCMP officials said her subsequently fired the gun, resulting in a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man was taken to a Saskatoon hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name and age have not been released.

No police members were injured.

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The Saskatoon Police Service will conduct the external investigation. Additionally, the RCMP has asked the Ministry of Justice to appoint an independent observer.

Blaine Lake is approximately 80 kilometres north of Saskatoon.

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