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Police arrest suspect in deadly shooting on Sask. First Nation

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WATCH: RCMP have arrested a suspect in connection to a deadly shooting on the James Smith Cree Nation – Sep 6, 2021

Saskatchewan RCMP have announced 33-year-old Shawn Moostoos is now in custody.

An update provided by RCMP on Monday afternoon shared that RCMP investigators located him at about 4:00 p.m. at a residence in Melfort, Sask.

According to the release, Moostoos was arrested without incident.

Police say they are not seeking additional suspects regarding the incident, however, the investigation is ongoing.

RCMP in Saskatchewan say two people are dead and a third person is injured after the shooting which took place Sunday on James Smith Cree Nation, Sask.

According to a release from RCMP, police learned that three people were shot during an altercation at a home on the First Nation at around 7:20 p.m.

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A 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both from James Smith Cree Nation, have been confirmed dead by police. RCMP said their families have been notified and their names will not be released by police at this time.

A second man, 44, who police say suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to hospital by an ambulance.

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Police stated that the three victims were known to the suspect.

RCMP mentioned that updates regarding this investigation will be provided as soon as they become available.

SaskAlert warnings issued and cancelled

Law enforcement first sent out cellular and broadcast emergency alerts at around 8:45 p.m. on Sunday night cautioning people to seek shelter, not answer the door, stay away from windows and not pick up hitchhikers.

Residents were also told there was a heavy police presence in the area.

It was later communicated through another alert that the shooting happened on the James Smith Cree Nation, about 58 kilometres east of Prince Albert, Sask.

Officials have since cancelled the emergency alert “due to information investigators have learned, including the fact that the suspect and the victims were known to each other and the time that has passed since the initial incident.”

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The investigation is ongoing and residents in the area have been told to expect an increased police presence.

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