Thursday 14 December 2017

Canada shootings: Boy (17) charged with four murders

The outside of La Loche Community School. (Joshua Mercredi/The Canadian Press via AP)
The outside of La Loche Community School. (Joshua Mercredi/The Canadian Press via AP)

A 17-year-old has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder in a mass shooting at a school and home in western Canada, police said.

Police said Saturday the male suspect cannot be named under Canada's Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superintendent Grant St Germaine says nine people were shot in the school, two fatally. He says seven people wounded in Friday's shooting at the school are in hospital.

Police say two brothers, 17-year-old Dayne Fountaine and 13-year-old Drayden, were shot dead in a home before the gunman headed to the La Loche Community School.

The suspect was arrested outside the school on Friday afternoon. The school is in the remote Dene aboriginal

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