Gang connection alleged in Sask. double homicide
Gang warfaremight have beenbehind ashooting in Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.,Thursday night that left two people dead and three injured, neighbours and family members of the victims say.
The RCMP said thehomicide victimsdied ata home in the town of 1,900 people, while the other three people were taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. All the victims were men ranging in age from their 20s to early 50s.
Sources including neighbours and relatives of the victims said a man visiting the house had a connection to Native Syndicate, a street gang that's been active in Regina and other cities.
They said members of another gang, Indian Posse, showed up at the house. Theylifted up their shirts to reveal Indian Posse tattoos. Then the shooting began,sources said.
On the way out, the shooters said they'd finish offanybody who talked,one relative said.
The RCMP were called just after 10 p.m. CT tothe white bungalowinthe 300 block of Pasqua Street.
When they arrived, they learnedthat a number of people who had entered the home had fled after shots were fired.
Police on Friday would not confirm whether the shooting wasgang-related, but said they haven't ruled that out.
Some neighbours saidthe house where the shooting occurred was a party house and that they'd called the police before.
"The other night I phoned because they were fighting over there," said Derek Harrison, wholives across the street. "They kicked some girl out of the house and she tried to get back in and broke a window and the police came and they called an ambulance."
Names of the victims haven't been released.
Fort Qu'Appelle islocated70 kilometres northeastof Regina.