A Saskatoon neighborhood is in shock after an early morning shooting left a 34-year-old woman dead.
Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) say the woman was shot in her Peterson Terrace home at roughly 6:17 a.m. Wednesday morning and died shortly after arriving at hospital.
Alyson Edwards, director of public affairs with the SPS, said a homicide investigation is now underway.
“As you can imagine, we are very early into the investigation. We we’re called at approximately 6:20 a.m. this morning, so obviously things are unfolding,” said Edwards. “There are a number of people that we are conducting interviews with.”
Edwards said police currently have no one in custody and have not located a weapon, explaining it’s too early to determine whether this was a random attack.
“For the public at large and certainly for the people who live in this area, this is absolutely shocking,” said Edwards. “We are working very diligently and as quickly as we can to try and determine, first of all what occurred inside that home and secondly, who is responsible for it.”
Nearby neighbor, Cary Tarasoff was sleeping in a trailer on his driveway at the time of the shooting and he said the gunshots were so close, he thought they occurred in his own home.
“It was very close, in fact I was worried,” said Tarasoff. “I went running in the house to check on my family because my wife just went in to shower for work and I thought maybe someone had done a home invasion.”
“It’s been a pretty shocking morning,” he said.
The SPS’s major crimes unit is currently investigating the incident.
Last update: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 12