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Accused James Smith Cree Nation shooter makes 1st court appearance

Shawn Moostoos, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two people on a Saskatchewan First Nation, will remain in custody until his next court appearance. Saskatchewan RCMP / Supplied

A man accused of killing two people and injuring a third person in a shooting on a Saskatchewan First Nation will remain in custody until his next court appearance.

Shawn Moostoos, 33, appeared by phone in Nipawin provincial court on Wednesday.

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He faces two counts of first-degree murder in the Sept. 5 shooting on the James Smith Cree Nation that left a 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman dead.

Moostoos is also charged with attempted murder after a 44-year-old man was injured in the shooting.

RCMP said Moostoos knew all three victims.

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Moostoos has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to be back in court on Sept. 20.

He is also seeking bail.

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