Saskatchewan authorities charge a 17-year-old boy with four counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder in the shootings. He cannot be named due to his age, and no motive has been given for the attacks. The RCMP says the suspect will appear in court next week:
The days and weeks are going to be difficult as we come to terms with the impact of what has happened in our community. It’s a sad and difficult time and no words will take away the pain and sorrow of what has happened.
Family members identify all four victims of the La Loche shootings: teachers Janvier and Wood, and brothers Dayne and Drayden Fontaine. Local MP Jolibois, who previously served as mayor of La Loche, says that the community is “in shock.”
La Loche, being such a small community, everyone knows each other. We grew up together – we’re friends, we’re families.
Families of the La Loche shooting victims remember their loved ones as the investigations into the first Canadian school shooting in three years continues. Janvier’s cousin:
She was such a great storyteller. She was kind.
Adam was quite an adventurer, had a passion for life, and would often make you laugh until your stomach hurt.
The Fontaine brothers’ are described as quiet and loving by their uncle:
These two young kids, they didn’t even start their life and they’re gone.
Prime Minister Trudeau reacts to the La Loche shootings from Davos, Switzerland, where he learned of the attack hours later.
Obviously this is every parent’s worst nightmare. When I spoke with community leaders, they obviously expressed that their community is reeling and all of us across the country, our hearts are going out to the families and the whole community.
Shootings at two locations across the small community of La Loche, Saskatchewan kill four and leave others injured.