Canada school in lockdown after shooting

  • Two confirmed dead, reports of five
  • Several injured
  • 'Boy' suspect reportedly in custody

Update at 11.20pm: Justin Trudeau says five people have died.

Update at 10.50pm: It has been confirmed that two people have died.

Update at 10.20pm: It is reported that a boy with a gun is in RCMP custody.

Update at 10.10pm: Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall said the shooting occurred at a grade 7 through 12 school in an aboriginal community in the provice.

He said there are victims but did not say how many or release any other details.

The school said on its Facebook page that it will remain on lockdown until the Royal Canadian Police resolve the matter. It is asking the public to stay away.

La Loche is a remote aboriginal community of about 3,000 people in the central Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Update at 10pm: Local news are reporting that there are at least two unconfirmed deaths.

Brad Wall, a local politician has stated on Facebook: "Words cannot express my shock and sorrow at the horrific events today in La Loche. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families and friends and all the people of the community.

"Thank you to the RCMP and all the emergency personnel who responded quickly to the shootings. Saskatchewan Education and Social Services will be available to provide all necessary crisis support and counselling services to the school and the community."

Previous:It's being reported there's been a shooting at a school in Canada.

Police say they're responding to a serious incident in Saskatchewan but haven't confirmed the media reports.

Meanwhile the Facebook page of La Loche Community School says it's on "lockdown".

More as we get it.

Canada school in lockdown after shooting

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