The community of Cat Lake is in complete shock after what is believed to be a double homicide Wednesday evening.
A spokesperson for the chief confirmed the deaths of two community members. No names have been released but the spokesperson said it involves an extremely large family.
A source told APTN News one of the victims is believed to be the father of the accused. According to the source, a second victim is a young man.
The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) has requested assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
The OPP will only say the Criminal Investigations Branch will be issuing a media release today.
“There’s much sadness. We would ask for prayers and support from any and all communities,” said the spokesperson, speaking on behalf of Chief Ernie Wesley.
The spokesperson said someone is in custody and there are a large number of police officers have arrived in the fly-in community of roughly 650 people, investigating.
Cat Lake is located about 180 km north of Sioux Lookout in northern Ontario.