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*UPDATE — Dillon RCMP with the assistance of Meadow Lake Police Dog Services and the “F” Division Emergency Response Team have located and arrested an adult male in relation to the incident in Dillon. The male was taken into custody without incident. More information will be provided when it becomes available Monday.


RCMP say a shooting on the Buffalo River Dene First Nation is believed to be an isolated incident with minimal threat to public safety.

In the meantime, the local band has ordered a lockdown of the school, the store, the band office and has encouraged residents to lock their doors and stay inside.

The suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous, but that makes the community nervous according to Band Councillor, Terrance Byhette.

“That person gets shot, and this guy is on the run here, so this town is pretty much in lockdown,” he said.

He says everybody knows everybody on the First Nation, including the victim and the alleged shooter. According to Byhette, the victim was shot in a home in Dillon and rushed to hospital in Saskatoon for treatment of his injuries.

RCMP are only saying they are investigating a complaint of an injured male at a residence in Dillon suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The call came in at about 10:00 p.m. Thursday night. The condition of the victim is not known.

At last report, the suspect was still on the loose and the band ordered lockdown was still in place according to Byhette.

“The school will be shut down all day and the store will be closed until dinner time,” he said.

Dillon is located on Peter Pond Lake, which is about 450 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert.