A 17-year-old boy has died following a shooting in Meadow Lake.
RCMP issued an update Tuesday morning saying they were called around 10:30 a.m. Monday with a report of a person suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers arrived at a home in the city where they found the injured teen, who was taken from the scene by paramedics.
The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police said they are still looking for a person of interest described as male, five feet eight inches tall and weighing 102 pounds.
According to police, he was last seen wearing a grey Burton brand hat, glasses, a red hoodie with black writing and black Adidas track pants.
RCMP described the person of interest as armed and dangerous and urged the public to phone police and not approach him if they see him.
The City of Meadow Lake put the community’s pool and arena on lockdown Monday shortly after the incident was reported.
By about 4:30 p.m. Monday, city officials posted to Facebook saying RCMP had informed them they didn’t believe there was any further threat to public safety and that both facilities were once again open to the public.
The Northwest School Division put up a Facebook post informing parents that classes would go ahead Tuesday despite Monday’s incident and that counsellors would be made available to any students in need of extra support.
Meadow Lake is located about 300 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.