Five people were dead and at least two were critically wounded Friday in connection with a shooting at a Canadian high school in the western plains province of Saskatchewan, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday evening.
A male suspect was custody, according to Trudeau, who spoke from the World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland. He did not give a motivation for the attack.
"This is every parent's worst nightmare,'' Trudeau said.
Trudeau and Canadian police said the shooting occurred in the high school of a remote community called La Loche, a town of 3,000 people located 600 kilometers north of Saskatoon. Officers seized a gun afterward.
It was unclear how many victims died at the school. Kevin Janvier, La Loche's acting mayor, told the Canadian Press that the incident apparently started at the suspect's home.
"I'm not 100 percent sure what's actually happened, but it started at home and ended at the school," Janvier said.