Sunday’s assault, which spanned 13 different crime scenes in James Smith Cree Nation and a nearby rural village, left 10 dead and 18 wounded.
Police have not released information about the identities of the victims, but said the victims included men and women of various ages, with the youngest in their early 20s.
Shortly after the stabbing, authorities identified brothers Miles and Damian Sanderson as suspects.
Police warned that Sanderson could be injured, but he is still considered “armed and dangerous” and should be kept away.
He is wanted on a warrant for three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and home invasion and entry.
Police on Monday said Sanderson was operating under the impression that he was in the city of Regina, more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of James Smith Cree Nation, but the Regina police chief said he was no longer there. I didn’t believe it was still there, Evan Bray said Tuesday.
“Today we have received information that leads us to believe that he may no longer be in this community…his whereabouts are unknown, but we are still not only in the city of Regina, but also in the state. It’s expanding as well,” Bray said.
Police say some of the victims were clearly targeted
The motive for the violence and how the brother knew or knew any of the victims remains unclear.
Some were clearly targeted, others were attacked randomly, Rhonda Blackmore, aide to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said at a briefing on Monday.
It’s also unclear whether the brothers carried out the attacks at the same time, Blackmore said.
The first stabbing was reported at 5:40 am local time at James Smith Cree Nation. Police said he received several more calls minutes later about stabbings at different locations.
According to its website, the country has a population of about 3,400, with about 1,800 members living on reservations.
By 9:45 a.m., authorities had reported casualties in multiple locations, including the village of Weldon.
Police have not released the names of those killed, but one was identified as first responder Gloria Barnes, according to Reuters.
Burns was answering an emergency call when he was killed in the violence, his brother Darryl Burns told Reuters.
“She was killed,” his brother Ivor Barnes told Reuters.
The discovery of Damien Sanderson’s body the day after the attack also raised questions about the brother’s involvement in Sanderson’s death. said.
“We’re following up, but we can’t say for sure at this point,” Blackmore said.
Suspect had ‘long’ criminal record and was released by parole board
Miles Sanderson was described as being about 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing about 240 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. On Tuesday, police released the latest photos of him.
Blackmore previously said Sanderson issued an arrest warrant before the stabbing.
“Miles’ records go back many years and include both property crimes and personal crimes,” Blackmore said, without elaborating on the alleged crimes.
“His actions show he is violent, so we continue to urge people to stay vigilant,” Blackmore added.
Sanderson was granted legal release by the Canadian Parole Board, according to a ruling issued on February 1, 2022. In its ruling, the committee said it did not believe Sanderson would pose a danger to the public if he was released on parole.
The decision noted his long criminal record and being rated by psychologists as having a “moderate risk of violence.”
“Your criminal record is of great concern. This includes a history of violence or use of weapons related to your first crime, and domestic violence at the expense of family and non-family members, including your children. included,” the decision said.
CNN’s Paula Newton and Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.