Village of Beauval pulls together for family of 19-year-old fatally shot in Saskatoon
Online fundraiser for family of Tanya Alcrow tallies $1,000 in one day
People in Beauval are coming together to help the family of a 19-year-old shot and killed in Saskatoon.
Saskatoon Police say they discovered the grievously wounded young woman early Monday morning near the intersection of 21st Street East and Avenue T S.
She died later in hospital.
Family and friends confirm her identity as Tanya Alcrow.
Nick Daigneault, mayor of Beauval, said Alcrow's family is well known in the community and word of what happened spread quickly.
He said people just want to help.
"Especially in this time of the pandemic, people are being laid off and there's job loss and whatnot. Helping to ease that financial burden is our first thought," he said.
To that end, the Beauval Emergency Funds Committee, which Daigneault is a member of, organized an online fundraiser. It raised $1,000 on Monday.
Daigneault said the support poured in from surrounding northern communities.
"It doesn't really matter who you are, or where you come from, they just feel for you and they want to help out. So we're already starting our second fundraiser here today," he said.
Police are saying little about happened.
Officers found the woman near the intersection after getting a 911 call around 3:40 a.m. CST Monday.
Police said the woman was still alive when officers arrived at the scene, but she later died in hospital of her injuries. Police said she had been shot.
An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.