Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited La Loche Saskatchewan on January 29, one week after a tragic shooting incident that killed four people. He released a statement. It reads in part:
“It is both heartbreaking and devastating when lives so full of promise are taken from us too soon. On January 22nd, four Canadians were senselessly killed. Seven more were injured, and the lives of countless others were altered by these terrible events.
“I would like to extend my most heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims, and I would like to wish a rapid recovery to all those injured. Together, as a country, we join in mourning with the people of La Loche,”
Trudeau toured the area with Ministers Ralph Goodale, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Jane Philpott. He held a private meeting at the Ducharme Elementary School.
RCMP have one 17-year old male suspect in custody. He is charged with 4 counts of first degree murder. His identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.