Dangerous person alert cancelled

Shooting was not random, so police determined there is no danger to the public

November 2, 2022, 2:19 pm


The Dangerous Person Alert issued in relation to a homicide that occurred in Melville has been cancelled.

One man is deceased and another man has sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of a shooting that occurred in the area of the Country Inn Motel in Melville.

The injured man has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Police immediately responded to the area following reports of shots fired.

The first report came in at approximately 9:19 a.m. this morning.

Initial investigation has determined that this incident is not believed to be random in nature. As such, there is not a heightened risk to the general public at this time.

There have been no arrests in the case, the police have simply decided that since the shooting is believed to be random, there is no need for a Dangerous person alert.

Should that change, the Saskatchewan RCMP says it will notify the public immediately.

There will continue to be an increased police presence in Melville and on roadways in and around the community as the investigation unfolds.

The Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit has taken carriage of the investigation with support from other specialized RCMP units, as well as RCMP Detachments from the surrounding areas.

Saskatchewan residents are asked to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police. In an emergency, always call 911. Any tips or information relating to this incident should be reported to police immediately – this includes thefts of vehicles.