Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan school shooting: 7 victims at Saskatoon hospital

While people in La Loche, Sask., continue to grieve the deaths of four people, others are focused on the seven people seriously injured in Friday's mass shooting.

High school students, adults, among injured in La Loche shootings

Candles burned in the community of La Loche after a mass shooting on Friday. Four people died and seven others were wounded and are being treated in Saskatoon. (Matt Kruchak/CBC)

While people in La Loche, Sask., continue to grieve the deaths of four people, others are focused on the seven people seriously injured in Friday's mass shooting.

Those victims of the shooting at La Loche Community School were taken from the northern town to Saskatoon, about 600 kilometres southwest, for more advanced medical care.

Family and friends of the seven wounded are maintaining a vigil at Royal University Hospital, where several victims are still undergoing surgeries.

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations vice-chief Kimberley Jonathan was asking the news media to leave the families alone while they healed.

Earlier this week, officials with Premier Brad Wall's office said all seven were listed in critical condition. However, more recently there's word that the extent of their injuries vary.

One of the victims is the assistant principal of the high school and the coach of the boys volleyball team. Her injuries are not considered life-threatening.
         
Another victim is the wife of the vice principal, who often works in the school. She's undergone at least two surgeries, although her injuries are not life-threatening, either.

Among those wounded are at least three students. Two are high school boys who play football, while the third is a female student whose injuries are life-threatening.

No update was immediately available about the other two victims.

Meanwhile, Wall has said family members from La Loche who are forced to stay in Saskatoon will receive financial support.

Police investigate the scene at La Loche Community School following Friday's mass shooting in the northern town. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

With Files from Bonnie Allen

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