One person is dead from a suspected shooting in Fort Smith. Residents are to stay inside, according to RCMP.
The suspect is driving a 2019 White Ford Explorer with GNWT logo on the side.
The suspect is armed and dangerous, Fort Smith RCMP said in a news release. Anyone who sees this vehicle should call 9-1-1.
A freelance journalist in the community reports two houses and one street have been taped off by police. She said parents are picking up their children from JBT Elementary School.
Aurora College posted a note on its Facebook account advising staff and students at the Fort Smith campus to shelter in place per that order issued by the RCMP.
Frieda Martselos, MLA for Thebacha (in which Fort Smith resides), mentioned the situation at the Legalistive Assembly on Friday. She said she was heading back to the community to help deal with the situation.
“I just want to let my community know I’m very sorry about the chaos that happened in Fort Smith,” she stated.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fort Smith RCMP at 872 -1111 or Crimestoppers at www.p3tips.com. In the event of an emergency call, 9-1-1.