Ottawa: Four people were killed and several others were critically injured in a shooting in Canada’s Saskatchewan province today.
“Obviously, this is every parent's worst nightmare," said Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, who is currently attending World Economic Summit in Davos Switzerland.
The authorities received a call at about 1 pm saying a weapon had been discharged at La Loche Community School in La Loche. Officers went to the school and at 1:47 p.m. arrested a suspect and seized his weapon, CNN reported.
The officials did not disclose the identity of the victims or the attackers and said that they were also investigating two other nearby locations.
The injured were taken to University Hospital in Saskatoon.
The shooting is Canada’s deadliest shooting in a quarter century.
On December 6, 1989, a 25-year-old man opened fire at the Polytechnic School in Montreal, killing 14 people, including 10 female students.