One man has died after being shot by RCMP officers on Montreal Lake Cree Nation.

RCMP say, on Tuesday evening at around 5:00 pm, they responded to reports of a man with a gun who had barricaded himself in a home on the First Nation.

Officers from the surrounding area were deployed and helped contain the scene.

Police say after some time, shortly after 10:00 pm, the man exited the house while holding a firearm.

Mounties say officers at the scene then discharged their firearms striking and injuring the man.

Officers say they performed life-saving measures until local EMS arrived.

The man was then taken to Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert where he was pronounced dead.

His identity has yet to be released and RCMP say the family has been notified and put in contact with victim services.

RCMP also added an incident of this nature will require an investigation by an external agency. The Saskatoon Police Service will conduct the external investigation and the Ministry of Justice will be appointed as an independent investigation observer.

“The Saskatchewan RCMP takes these matters very seriously,” said Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore – Saskatchewan RCMP Commanding Officer, in a media release on the shooting. “We are giving the Saskatoon Police Service our full cooperation as they conduct an independent, external investigation into the circumstances surrounding what happened yesterday. This is a tragic incident for everyone involved, including the family of the deceased, the community and our officers. We extend our condolences to the family of the deceased and the community of Montreal Lake Cree Nation.”

RCMP is warning the public about an increased police presence in Montreal Lake as the investigation is ongoing.