Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot near Blaine Lake

A man is dead following an early-morning incident south of Blaine Lake.

At approximately 1:45 a.m. July 5, Blaine Lake RCMP detachment members responded to a report of a distraught male with a firearm in a rural area south of the community.

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According to the RCMP news release, the two members found a lone adult male in possession of a firearm. The man subsequently discharged the firearm, resulting in a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The man was taken to hospital in Saskatoon where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the individual is not being released. The RCMP members were not injured.       

Saskatchewan RCMP has requested an independent external investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, which will be conducted by the Saskatoon Police Service. The RCMP also requested the Ministry of Justice appoint an independent observer.

The incident is now under investigation by the Saskatoon Police.

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